In Michael Rock's essay, Fuck Content, he examines the roles of design and the designer, and justifies design as a content just as substantial and influential as other kinds of content, like writing and art. I wanted to create a book form that would highlight design itself as the designer's content, and landed upon the idea of frames.
Frames, as symbols for design, alter the perception of its content. As frames can obscure, clarify, or comment upon the content they hold, and exist in places where we may be entirely unaware of them, they are immensely powerful. Rock's essay, too, is a frame through which many might view design or have their views altered. Pulling from this idea, the book layers frames made up of text on translucent paper, and merges Rock's original and revised essay. The frames increase in size as you move towards the back of the book, and the openings in the center allow you to see the essays behind each page, so that every essay literally framing the framing of itself, which is its design. The book intentionally echoes the justified page format of illuminated manuscripts, and is itself illuminated by 21st century ornamentation (icons) that separates the paragraphs in Rock's essay, with each icon referencing the sentence that follows it.  

More projects:

2016
Lullatone 3D Album Cover
We follow the dream of a sphere through shape land. A three-dimensional exploration of Lullatone's 2D album cover for We Will Rock You To Sleep.
2015
Penta
Branding for a social start-up created by a group of Brown University students with the aim of providing accessible prosthetics to disabled children in Vietnam.
2016
Web Experiments
A series of html/css web tests illustrating quotes from some of my favorite books.
2016
RISD 2016-17 Course Overview
Infographic of the freshman curriculum for the RISD 2016-17 Undergraduate Viewbook.
2015
Wedding Menu
A lasercut menu design for a wedding with the theme of a springtime garden party.
2016
A TFB with the BFG
A Type Friendly Book with the Big Friendly Giant (with excerpts from Roald Dahl's the BFG) is a gentle introduction to learning the basics of typography.
2019
Blue Arch
Blue Arch is a membership program that provides high-end living, working, and gathering spaces to improve the living quality of members. Members receive keys to a range of spaces and services, based on a variety of packages.
2018
Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly
Redesigned the identity for The Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly magazine, and designed several issues from 2017-2018.
2016
Interactive Grass
An interactive program that grows grass and sprouts flowers on screen wherever yellow is spotted on the webcam. Coded with Processing.
2018
Moon Milk
Speculative design and copy for a lunar cold cream with odd effects. Inspired by Italo Calvino's short story, "The Distance of the Moon."