‘abuse suxxx and other plays’ publication design
in celebration of the necessary stage‘s 30th anniversary, the theatre company has put together a collection of five lgbt plays written by Haresh Sharma, its resident playwright. The book meticulously documents the production information and playwright’s notes for the staging of each play with the script.
apart from incorporating the representative symbol of the rainbow for the lgbt community in a subtle manner, the holographic paper also attempts to express how lgbt people struggle to present themselves within acceptable societal and gender norms daily so as to fit in. there is also a deliberate mix of serif and san-serif typefaces in the typesetting of the text. It is to reflect the archaic perception of homosexuality that pervades the seemingly progressive times we live in.