ALIDA LOUISE

Midnight's Children

Author Salman Rushdie vividly depicts India's transition from British Colonialism to independence and the partition of British India. His unique style of combining historical literature and magical realism, creates a novel full of imaginative imagery. The novel centers upon the stories of the 1,001 children that were born at midnight the day India gained its independence. 

With a typographic focus, two themes were created to illustrate both the historical and magical realism aspects of the novel. The first design celebrates the novel's important symbols and motifs with a child-esqe charm. Whereas, the second design illuminates the importance of the nation's diversity by using geometric elements to create the shape of the country.