Japanese Bound Books, 6 x 5"
Various photographs of signage are traced in illustrator twice. One showing a new clean design and another showing the wear of the design through the years. The first trace will become the first page the viewer will come across. The second trace will become the last page of the book. The inside cover has the photograph I took that started that particular volume. The inside of the back cover shows the street(s) the sign was found in.
I show this progression of the new and revived signed to the wear and tear of the sign through the years. I made the connection between the sign and the viewer more profound because after each turned page the sign loses more and more of what made it recognizable. It seems as if the viewer is purposely destroying the sign due to it’s eagerness of reaching the final page of the book.