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.