BFA Senior Thesis — Everyday Objects / Human Conditions
Parsons the New School for Design, 2008

Graphic designers are visual storytellers. What stories are there to be told? Look around. Every mundane, everyday object has a story in itself. Rather, each object has a certain kind of reflected beauty and poetical nuance that is metaphorical, parallel to human acts and conditions. A handful of everyday objects were selected: paperclip, sponge, scissors, tape, zipper, rubber band, straw, post-it note and key which were inspired to be translated into different categories of narrative: prose/poem, a short narrative/blurb and a word/notion, interplayed with different voices/tones. These narratives were then designed into a series of 9 saddle-stitched books. All text were self-written.

Everday Objects / Human Conditions
Paperclip / Divorce
Scissors / Duality
Zipper / Closure
Rubber band / Disillusioned Unity
Straw / Consumerism
Post-it Note / Temporality
Sponge / Knowledge
Tape / Restoration
Key / Sexuality

 

 

 

 

Paperclip / Divorce

Scissors / Duality

Zipper / Closure

Rubber band / Disillusioned Unity

Straw / Consumerism

Post-it Note / Temporality

Sponge / Knowledge

Tape / Restoration

Key / Sexuality