Knolling Graphic Design In Book Covers

Knolling is a photography term and refers to a top-down view of various related items laid across a flat surface at 90 degrees. The term was first used in 1987 by Andrew Kromelow, a janitor at Frank Gehry’s furniture fabrication shop and who liked to keep tools tidy by hanging them on the wall. If you know anyone with an amazing wall of tools in their shed, that’s an example of knolling.

The term knolling is better known these days since it became an Instagram trend. It appeals to people who love to see items organised neatly.


On paper, things look fine. Sam Dennon recently inherited significant wealth from his uncle. As a respected architect, Sam spends his days thinking about the family needs and rich lives of his clients. But privately? Even his enduring love of amateur astronomy is on the wane. Sam has built a sustainable-architecture display home for himself but hasn’t yet moved into it, preferring to sleep in his cocoon of a campervan. Although they never announced it publicly, Sam’s wife and business partner ended their marriage years ago due to lack of intimacy, leaving Sam with the sense he is irreparably broken.

Now his beloved uncle has died. An intensifying fear manifests as health anxiety, with night terrors from a half-remembered early childhood event. To assuage the loneliness, Sam embarks on a Personal Happiness Project:

1. Get a pet dog

2. Find a friend. Just one. Not too intense.




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