Thơ Mưa is a poetry collection written by Cao Nguyên. To celebrate the book’s twenty-fifth anniversary, the author wanted to release a digital edition to share with his friends, relatives, and readers around the world. To reach as many readers as possible, making a responsive website for the book is the ideal solution. Anyone with an internet connection can access the book.
Since reading experience is the first priority, typography plays an essential role in the design. The typeface has to be readable, legible, and poetic. In addition, the diacritical marks must be well-integrated with the Latin alphabet for Vietnamese characters. To meet the requirements, I selected Alegreya and its companion, Alegreya Sans, both by Juan Pablo del Peral. This web-based book is not only to showcase Vietnamese poetry, but also Vietnamese typography. It is my pleasure to share it with you.