Life of a Chandler

  • Madeline MacDonald

For an ISTD competition brief, I created this publication to celebrate the life and craft of a candle maker. The book is tall and thin, indicative of a candle, and is created with eco-friendly paper from GF Smith to relate to the environmentally friendly, natural and sustainable ways of David’s candle making. Life of a Chandler is a book for adults interested in craft, candles or stories of people’s journeys. The sections in the book are ‘Beginnings’, ‘The Craft’, and ‘Experience’, giving David’s story from the beginning up until now, along with details about methods, waxes and processes of candle making. This work successfully received a Pass from the International Society of Typographic Designers and an Art Collection Award from the University of Portsmouth.