Typography • Editorial Design

Château de Versailles was a place where dreams weighed nothing, but the heavy world crumbled upon pieces of magnificence. Towards the end of Louis XVI’s reign and the beginning of the French Revolution, the royal family's lavish spending was blamed for the nation’s financial crisis. People’s shameful lives inside the splendid Palace of Versailles was all the public talked about.

Using patterns from antiquity, Baroque ornaments, and classical typefaces, this architecture book is designed to feel like a manuscript memoir of the 18th century. As an art piece, it intends to expose the tragic lives of royalty behind closed doors. The design within this book captures the raw and emotional feelings from the melancholic, troubled queen’s personality.