‘Memory Makes Us’ is a project run by IF:Book Australia in which authors write stories live at festivals, inspired by written memories contributed by the audience. The brief: collate twelve stories written at MMU events between 2013-15 as a ‘book’ in cheap broadsheet format, exploring the notion that memories are ephemeral – the newsprint will eventually fade, the design also needed to reflect the shifting/ephemeral written content. We used a limited colour palette and dynamic grid/typographic system to visually connect the disparate stories, while making each page different. 30,000 words is a lot of text to cram into 36 pages.