Lost Manuscripts

A pilot digital humanities project aiming to unite medieval manuscripts that have been cut into fragments and dispersed. July 2015.

The University of Essex wanted to bring its collection of manuscript fragments and host volumes together in a searchable database. Within a limited budget we created a website to display the data in a way that it could be easily queried, while ensuring a robust functionality that would support the inclusion of manuscripts from across the British Isles. 

The design was strongly influenced by user experience (UX) considerations and the entwined letters of the final logo were developed to communicate unity alongside the confused speech of Babel.