I really love library loan cards and the sense of nostalgia and joy of going to the library as a kid and wanted to reflect this in an online reading list where I can keep track and showcase the books I read over the year. I felt that the best way to capture the essence of this was to use real loan cards and stamps to show a list of books and their finish dates which I could then include on a website. Each month I fill out a card using fun methods like my typewriter, nice pens and a label maker then scan it and adjust it in Photoshop before adding it to the website.
It was important that the website also convey a sense of nostalgia and fun to showcase the cards whilst also feeling like a connected part of my personal portfolio website. I created the logo myself using Figma and Illustrator inspired by vintage reading promotional material. I wanted it to feel like something you could find on an old library poster but also fit nicely within a website. I use Pitch as the typeface throughout my portfolio and it also works nicely here to complement the use of an actual typewriter.
It was also important that the site look as good on mobile as it does on a desktop computer and responsive design was applied to ensure this:
You can visit The Book Report at moirmoirmoir.com/books.