wasteland exhibition publication

As a designer, I have always been fascinated by the unwanted. Everyday we constantly make decisions regarding objects that we desire and objects that have little to no significance in our lives. Often these objects that we desire grow to define us and our garbage is shipped to landfills halfway across the world. 

After viewing the documentary "Wasteland" by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, I was immediately inspired. I created a mock exhibition book based upon the series of art displayed in the film. The small shapes cut out of the pages allow the images to be viewed simply as garbage from first glance, yet when the page is flipped a completely new image is brought into light displaying the large scale portraits Muniz created from garbage. The handmade book is printed entirely on recycled paper.