El peso de las ballenas

Student/s: Gemma Pérez Herrero
Mentored by: Mery Cuesta, José Luis Merino
Promotion: 2019
Study: Masters Graphic Design Area

“El peso de las ballenas” is a book that began to be written during Gemma's first months in Barcelona. It is about the vision of a series of events throughout that time that are later illustrated with metaphorical images. These images result in a page composition in which both the text and the illustration depend on each other to form a specific emotion.

Most of the texts are based on the literary works consumed in those months, which is why they also become an accumulation of references that provide the necessary inspiration for the creation of the project. This is how the title of the work was born, being a mix between the ideas of "The unbearable lightness of being" and a poem by Gloria Fuertes.