We work with the late & great Michael Pennie to digitise a piece of work called ‘Making and Teaching or How I Became Such a Peculiar Person’. The main aim of this website was to create a sense of the original piece – a set of chapters and other objects in a beautiful box – without relying heavily on skeuomorphic concepts. We wanted the digital work to have the same sensibilities in a digital context rather than simply echo the original piece.
This meant breaking some UX rules and creating something purposefully cumbersome. We leaf through the different chapters browsing for what captures our interest before opening one. We may lose chapters as we move through them as we might emptying the original box out while sat on the sofa and we may need to rummage for what interests us.