GIST | 2009 – 2010

At this time in my life everywhere I went and everyone I spoke with kept telling me about all of the different fabulous books and magazines in the world that I should read. But I had little to no time to read most of the things that were recommended to me (and possibly little interest).

I wanted someone to give me the ‘gist’ of the story. I wanted the visual ‘CliffsNotes’. Which lead me to thinking about the visual language of book and magazine design and how they have their own language. Equipped with the most up to date technologies of the time I decided to try to make scans of every page of a book or magazine and layer them in Photoshop to create a single image that renders a visual representation of the entirety of the book in a single image.

The result is this visually lyrical sense of the contents of the book or magazine. All of the words and images were transformed into a single image that visually represented the entire content of the publication.

Printed on Epson Hot Press Bright Paper in editions of:
7 / 2 AP – 11×14 inches
7 / 2 AP – 16 x 20 inches