Graphic Designer Tonie Lam, based in Rottingdean, explores the concept of memory through revisiting an old historic village. The book titled ‘Rottingdean Memories’ focuses on themes such as myths, legends, location and memories of key members of the villagers; unearthing much of the forgotten and unsaid stories about Rottingdean. Within the crisp white covers of the book you will find various discoveries bound to capture your attention; there are pages that explore the myths behind the iconic windmill, the mysterious smuggler passages beneath the busy streets and even quotes pulled from interviews with the villagers of today. The book compromises the new with the old, a modern take on history.
‘Rottingdean Memories’ is designed to interact with the reader and reflecting the physical quality that a memory has, taking advantage of texture and layers to play with the mind of the reader, making you think. Using clean typography, juxtaposed with crisp photographs and illustrations, the outcome is an intriguing publication that is more than meets the eye.