UTS Visual Communication

UTS Visual Communication

The GRIMM Manifesto
Joella Marcus
Studio Leader: Nicola Hardcastle 


The GRIMM Manifesto: The Grimm Reality of Inculcated Modern Morality

The GRIMM Manifesto is a modern adaptation of the lessons and morals regarding the human condition that can be derived from the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.

The tightly structured publication acts as a guidebook to challenge the moral high ground of 21st century society, through the cross-over of the tales and tortures of the ‘pure’ first edition stories alongside modern self help advice, ultimately leading, you, the reader on a journey from confrontation to reflection and then finally an opportunity for action. Written for a modern audience, that find themselves amongst the wave of self help advice and moral guidance publications produced within this intersectionalised and globalised world. This publication is based at self-help enthusiasts who would consider themselves as pragmatists and realists in nature and are actively intrigued by the lessons we can learn from literature. As this text derives its content from the fantasy genre, it requires a basic understanding of fairy tales or knowledge of the Brothers Grimm and could be most appreciated by those who remain politically informed and active citizens.

AGDA Student Publication Merit Award 

ISTD Commendation Award

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We also pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.