Instructions is a book about rules -- a compendium of mundane life-hacks, sacred principles, governmental commands, and homespun hints. By juxtaposing these incongruent viewpoints I hope to collapse any sense of objectivity, to recognize the ways in which our freedoms are constrained through insidious systems of power. My aim is to show that those who preach moral instruction are just as flawed and self-interested as the rest of us.
The style of this book references a kind of drab bureaucratic Modernism. It is designed with Helvetica, bullet-pointed notes and linear diagrams. The strait-laced layouts are then disrupted through discordant color schemes and strangely abstracted imagery. These graphic interventions are meant to represent a rupture of the normal, and to displace the rigid ideologies of our time.