Franz Kafka. The Punishments

Proposal for the republication of the original storybook by Franz Kafka.

The idea behind the book originates in the concept of the Kafkaesque – hypnagogic sick reality. The design is aimed to discompose and deceive the reader too – the pages are covered with blurred spots that pervade the book;

its cover is wider than the paper block, the text starts not in the beginning and finishes not in the end, the page colour inverts on the most dramatic story in the collection.

The 3 stories included were supposed to be published together in one storybook in 1915.