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:

2015
Ge|atin poster
A poster presenting two ways to view the food ingredient, gelatin.
2016
Interactive Grass
An interactive program that grows grass and sprouts flowers on screen wherever yellow is spotted on the webcam. Coded with Processing.
2016
NYT Sunday Vows: "Please Submit"
An infographic on the New York Times Sunday Vows, created for a workshop with Nicholas Felton. A collaboration with Laura Lin.
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.
2017
Star/light poster
A 35" x 50" poster on light pollution using photographs I took of city lights in Providence, RI.
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
Eariously App
Logo, branding, and mobile UI design for Eariously, an app that lets you listen to the things you want to read. App by Nick Rimsa and Brendan Barr, UX design by Kia Jones.
2017
8eyes Opening
An opening show and exhibition showcasing four display typefaces by 8eyes type foundry. A collaboration with May Kodama, Kaitlyn Nee, and Taryn Oshiro-Wachi. Advised by Font Bureau's Richard Lipton.
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.
2017
Ulna
Inspired by Rebecca Solnit's A Faraway Nearby, Ulna is a typeface optimized for body text that references the rough edges of boulders, bones, and ice.