Ordinary life is anything but ordinary. This book is a study on how the intimate, simple tasks of daily life add up to a complex social dance of role-playing, detachment, repetition, success, and failure. My project examines these themes in various ways: curiosity of the unknown, public and private spaces, New York City as a changing landscape, and mass communication in the physical world.
Address Not Found is a collection of images, text, and audio that express remembrance, experience, and interaction. Presenting these collections in a similar form to a telephone book is a nod to past modes of mass communication. This form is from a time when information on the public and private world was static and could not be experienced virtually. To understand the unknowns in life we had to experience them. The use of red, green, and yellow was inspired by traffic lights. The colors are used in a similar way as they direct the reader, highlighting sections and creating typographic hierarchies. The body copy and headers are set using Bell Gothic, originally commissioned by the AT&T corporation for use in telephone books.
This project is a study on the randomness of city life. It seeks to find ourselves amongst the characters performing before us each day. The book is an exploration of the city I live in and an examination of my place here. I move in public spaces. I live in private spaces. How we communicate in those different environments matters.