WORK IN AND OUT OF CONTEXT / 350-page portfolio book and ten-year retrospective - 2013
In 2013, I published an extensive retrospective book called Work in and Out of Context, containing 350 pages of illustrations, design fragments, posters and essays, created over a ten-year period, beginning around 2003. The bulk of the work contained in the book comes from projects I developed while recording music and running Square Root Records, then working towards my MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and finally while running the 22 gallery in Berwyn for a year and a half.
The book isolates elements of this work from their initial contexts and places them into a new one, that of the book itself. Everything within the book is represented in black and white, flattening it into a cohesive body of work. In doing so, it tries to locate over-arching themes and motifs from a disparate variety of projects, both through visual representation and through extensive essays. The book can be purchased here.