Through this graduation project, the student seeks to make a case for understanding communication design as an act of authorship (and not just a transactional service), using publication design as the premise for artistic, technical, and conceptual inquiries.
The key project is a self-initiated artist book produced by the studio, while two other books were commissioned by clients and designed according to more conventional briefs. The three books are different in terms of themes, purposes and contexts but are unified by overarching inquiries into backgrounds, processes and outcomes. The process presented learning opportunities across both technical and conceptual aspects of graphic design and offered an insight into studio culture and how that shapes practice. This document seeks to use the documentation process as knowledge production and reflection on the self, the subject(s), and the profession.
This graduation project was sponsored by Delhi-based design studio Squadron 14.
authorship, cultural production, publication design, reflexivity, typesetting