I believe in placing my ideations within a socio political framework; contextualising both the work and its meaning - to strive to design with an amalgamation of theory and praxis, which I believe, proves bene cial to my practical outcomes and strengthens my merits overall as a designer.
The work displayed alongside features the A1 posters created using a systemic progression aesthetic that would compliment the works and glitch style of sound artist Ryoji Ikeda.
These posters were created by subjecting type forms to his techniques of superimposition, and extreme zoomings of sound and image that often result in unfamiliar yet enigmatic sound and light installations.
The presented book spreads display a selection of dedicated iterations, testings and concepts work conducted while producing this work.
A publication set that works together to represent a personal reinterpretation of Louis Borge’s “Library of Babel.” Borge’s story depicts the idea of an unending library, of which Man is an imperfect librarian. This library is said to be made up of infinite hexagons. It is total, and consists of no two identical books, encompassing all the possible combinations of the alphabets. The story itself sets a theatrical tone of enigma and divinity.
Constructed through careful designing, the created publications attempt to allude to this idea of cyclical existence. Their elements have been chosen to express key concepts from the book.
A geometric style of illustration was chosen, to keep pace with the austerity of the text. Pages filled with representations of bookshelves encourage a visual illusion of being lost in a hypnotic library. The crimson cover echoed the existence of the central, inaccessible hexagonal vestibule that contained books with images – its inaccessibility is further reflected by the images being hidden between the french folds of the book. The type throughout the books reassembles the original text, but has been rearranged to signify new meanings and interpretations. The selection of paper reflects on the lack of light in the fabled library.
My Final year thesis concentrated on the experiences, behaviours and interactions of people within Non-Spaces and studying how the spaces affected their identities.
Displayed above are spreads from the created publication that emphasise on white space and carefully planned interventions of colour, image & structure that were introduced to elucidate concepts like the sense of ephemerality, a loss of memory, travelling and
The cover was screen-printed with a special heat sensitive ink that reacted to body temperature when held, to reveal the title of the book.