21 Words | 21 Works
21 Words | 21 Works is a collection of work made in Rebeca Méndez's "Word + Image" class. Each student was responsible for 20 pages of content based on a "deconstructing/generating" process taught in class. The process involved researching different texts, narrowing down on one, extracting 10 sentences, 20 words, 10 words, 5 words and eventually to one word. That one word was then explored throughout 4 weeks before concepts were generated about the word.
For the signature, each student was responsible for creating 2 copies of the special edition and 19 copies of the standard edition for the rest of the class, on top of designing the table of contents and the cover. My special edition utilizes a red reveal effect to show the content, with each page being printed on clear film. The standard version had black ink printed on black paper, and used amount of ink to create gradation and patterns.
My specified word was wall and my concept revolved around the idea of metaphysical walls. The interaction and aesthetics were designed around the idea of revealing the unseeable through different methods. My concept for the signature is based on the "5 Whys" iterative questioning technique and it documents my own thought process with it.
Dimensions: 7.5'' x 5'' x 2.5''
Made in Rebeca Méndez's "Word + Image" Class, Winter 2014