Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Black Boots in the Summer
Javarius Jones

Black Boots in the Summer contains three sections.

One is a self-reflexive dialogue between Nuyorican fashion illustrator/virtuoso Antonio Lopez’s and me, focusing on states of being and becoming through the lens of body. It provides fluid imagery, responding to my desire to express a more truthful, public self who does not conform to any one sexual or gender identity in any space or time.

in otha words, i talk about the parallels between the work of me and dis fly ass nigga from the 80s. and how our work can save niggas if understood as real, if understood that nigga’s bodies can shapeshift, so to speak, at *anytime, anyplace fr fr.

Another embodies a diary, beginning the first day of thesis. At the end of undergrad experience, I am rage, I am love, I am tide but mountainous. A three-year romantic relationship taught beauty, while the battle for freedom (no fear) has affirmed one doesn’t need wings to fly but an imagination–which Grandma always knew: “You can do anything you put your mind to, Tré.”

in otha words, i open up about all the shit i was feelin and goin thru durin thesis–4rm heartbreaks 2 breakthroughs. i realized anything is possible if u believe–no funny shit. :)

The third part is visuals. The absence of my clear, explicit self in any of the visuals nods at my fear, play, and grace. Think of it as me twirling naked for the first time in front of an audience of (blank) saints.

in otha words, i’m my worst enemy.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou