Window Farms: Information Design Book

This personal project is inspired by the urban farming movement. The hand bound book acts as a reference guide on the indoor, year round, urban farming method, Window Farming ( The book visualizes various types of data and instructions covering everything from assembly to mounting to coming up with a growing plan.

It features fold-out posters, illustrations, information graphics, and an interactive gardening journal. Each of the 5 chapters is saddle sewn between the folds on both sides of a long, accordion-folded sheet. The format allows for various reading approaches; when collapsed together, it reads front to back like a regular book. When expanded open, it reveals the entire length of the book with the ability to reference content from several chapters all at once. Using matte, textured stocks within a playfully formatted book, emphasizes on the ability to touch, play and explore the piece.

Jiani Lu
Graphic Designer / Photographer Toronto, Canada