My role: Designer and editor
Time: Dec 2018
Special thanks: John Abila + Jay Jeong
I have always loved getting the IKEA catalogue in the mail. I got my 2019 copy in the mail and I took the time to flip through the pages. I began to wonder how I could show the catalogue through data visualization. I initially had the idea to make just one visualization, but soon realized that it was not enough to capture the layered story I wanted to convey. After 4 months of endlessly ramming my head against the wall, I finally put this small booklet together. I have never made a book before and this project would not have been possible without the help from John Abila and Jay Jeong.
Behind the scenes
Here are some iterations of a particular set of pages. As you can see, the way it was at the end is completely different from how it started out. The following show iterations of the pages that showed the entire catalogue in over two pages, or one spread. It is page 6-7 in the final version.