Design Syncopations

Rhode Island School of Design
Graphic Design MFA Thesis

7.25 x 10 in, 310 pages, saddle stitch thread, digital printing, 2017.

Design Syncopations is an inquiry into space and intervention. My thesis work at RISD was a response to my interest in exploring the relationship between design and music. This book offers a sequence of work, writing, conversations, and experiences — a syncopation of attitudes towards design's role in a range of spaces. The design of the book reflects the structure of a mechanical metronome, as indicated by the lines representing pendulum swings that appear throughout the book as a time keeping device.

James Goggin, Paul Soulellis, and Ben Shaykin

External Critic:
Sarah Hromack

Peter Mendelsund, Hannah Chan-Hartley, and Alisa Wolfson