Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2019

Lily Clempson
B.

"Memories don't last forever, so hold onto them tight." This was a phrase my grandfather Bryan would often say. Through this work I pay tribute to this phrase by creating my own memories and a personal archive from his images and words.

My project is based around the overlapping territories of archive and memory. The question was raised to me: what happens when you lose a loved one and their memories? How can we pay tribute to their legacy and life while we go on with ours? Through this book I have worked with the existing text of my grandfather's autobiography alongside archived images from his photo collection, literally highlighting moments where he honestly reflects on his life and how it has impacted him, his work, and those around him. Throughout the year I worked with incorporating screenprinting into my design work, the process of screenprinting was a way of translating these memories directly, working with color and repetition, to show the fragility of memory, how it is often imperfect and can be lost in the passage of time. These prints are combined with the complete pages from his autobiography scanned and reprinted at 150 percent. These pages are annotated with a semi-transparent sheet where I frame moments of personal importance: relationships with family and friends, events, and details of everyday life. In this way, I am able to both preserve memory, but also enliven it with a sense of our simultaneous connections to the past and a future.

Yasmeen AlAyoub

Maria Badasian

Jenny Barroll

Bhavika Bhatia

Leehe Bok

Lauren April Brady

Elisa Bustos

Gabrielle Cantamessa

Jo Castanon

Ana Sofia Murillo Cernicchiaro

Sherleen Chen

Tiange Chen

Dahee Choi

Carol Chong

Olivia Chow

Matthew Chu

Lily Clempson

Analuisa Corrigan

Gaurika Dalal

Iyana Martin Diaz

Sylvia Epstein

Maria Farah

Vitoria Schweitzer Fiore

Jamie Fong

Bentzion Goldman

Sarah Hennessy

Irene Hernandez-Gaona

Sara Hilany

Allen Hu

Gufeng Huang

Julia Isman

Erika Jaquez

Moonnyung Jo

Adam Johansen

Souraya Jureidini

Cynthia Kamata-Banks

Zarrin Karimi

Ta Suranart Kasitipradit

Anastasia Khadivi

Peggy S. Khammanotham

Jiwon Kim

Minhae Kim

Sarah Kim

Soyeon (Chloe) Kim

Soyeon Kim

Esther Klingbiel

Rose Kramer

Clare Lagomarsino

Julia Lassen

Chloe Lee

Jahyun Lee

Nicole Lee

Ye Eun Alison Lee

Leqi Liang

Chia Ying Lin

Chih-Yi Lin

Eric Lish

Clarissa Losciale

Eileen Lu

Cobey Lusinger

Maria Magnani

Miguel Marcos

Gaebrielle McIntosh

Sarah McNutt

Mitali Mehta

Vincent Merle

Mitali Nopany

Eugene Ong Bang Jun

Diana Pak

Seongjin Park

Holly Parkin

Annika Phillips

Olimpia Pignatti-Morano

Marie Poncin

Jin Qian

Jack Rieger

Kenisha Bijoux Rullan

Joshua Ryan

Bushra Sarker

Amy Schultz

Nico Siy

Leah Slava

Demi Isabela Straulino

Anisha Subberwal

Erica Tagliarino

Cristina Cepeda Thielmann

Elisa Tordjmann

Kyle Tranquilli

Yasemin Varlik

Varun Vig

Diana Vivar

Abby Wang

Yifei Wang

Yuqi Wang

Coco Wohrle

Angela Yang

Stella Yen

Tiffany Ying

Ingrid Yiu

Kyle Yu

Celestine Yuan

Seoyoung Yun

Maria Zabolotnaya

Amanda Zaldivar

Yinglin Zeng

Junhao Zhang

Limber Lingya Zhang

Haitong Zheng

Karolina Zuchowski