Wabi-Sabi: A beauty of things unconventional

Book Design

Creative Director: Phoebe Glasfurd

Wabi and Sabi are two distinct Japanese aesthetic concepts. Their definitions are not exact, and have no direct English translation. Over time the two have been combined to form a new word, wabi-sabi. The concept of wabi-sabi is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection; finding beauty in impermanence.

Perseus Press is a fictional publishing house, on par with the world’s top publishers. Their latest book, Wabi-sabi: A beauty of things unconventional, explores the concept of wabi-sabi, delving into the many streams of its meanings and examining its relevance in the western world.