This project is a response to the ISTD brief titled ‘Biophilia’. This book explores the reverence of trees in early Ireland, and how that respect for, and connection to nature should be revisited today. Drawing inspiration from the content and typography of the 8th Century law-text Bretha Comaithchesa, as well as the ancient Ogham writing system, this book describes the characteristics of the most valuable class of 7 trees recognized in the law-text as the Lords of the Wood.
Typography is used in unconventional ways to reflect the physical characteristics of each tree. The book contains my own illustrations and photographs, all of which aid in creating a typographic piece that provides an indirect experience of, and celebrates our human connection to nature.