Fresh flowers, fake flowers, plastic toys, old pictures, and all sorts of items remain untouched for years and years on cemetery graves. How much can we know about the person buried under by just looking at these items? Have they been forgotten? Or are they still being missed?
These postcards are a visual collection of such objects, all taken at Brooklyn's Green-wood cemetery, where around 560'000 bodies are buried.
Museum of Enduring Beauty
The Museum of Enduring Beauty, located in Malasya, showcases the different types of body modification practices that have been imposed to woman across different cultures.
The visual identity for this institution reflects the ever-changing nature of beauty standards through the use of a classical typeface that is constantly transforming, yet fits within a perfect square. A set of six posters that promote the exhibitions extend the visual language. They are all printed on acetate and attached to mirror board, a distorted surface in which the visitor can see their own reflection.
Museum of Enduring Beauty Logo Animation
The Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
This zine is inspired by Marshall McLuhan’s quote: “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” Ideally, this manual containing universal rules would be given to everyone that is born in this planet.
Calakmul is an office building located in Santa Fe, Mexico City. The visual identity is inspired by the architectural elements of its structure and by the reflective quality of one of its materials, glass. Calakmul is also known as "La Lavadora" (The Washing Machine) because of its physical resemblace to such object. The logo and applications imitate the rotating motion of a washing machine.
Empty Structures of the East Harlem
On the ground-floor of 1773 Lexington Ave, located in Manhattan’s East Harlem, there is a bustling grocery store. But the windows above it have been carefully sealed-up, testifying to no one has lived there in decades. This is not a rare condition for some buildings in the neighborhood: landlords are often content to earn income from first-floor commercial tenants rather than deal with the trouble of tenants. So the apartments remain empty and devoid of life.
A Manifesto and a series of short stories on life and death and the things we don’t want to face.
A zine about remembering elsewheres
NY Art Book Fair
Poster and booklet designed for the 2017 NY Art Book Fair at the MoMa PS1.
A book divided in two parts: one based on Henry David Thoreau’s essay “Walking” and the other on my own experiences of walking in the city.
The idea is to contrast Thoreau’s idealized vision of a walk as a self-reflective spiritual act with the actual experience of walking in a place like New York, which I documented through photographs taken with a disposable camera, writings and a collection of given objects.
The book is divided in two parts. One contains quotes from Thoreau’s essay (printed in glossy paper) and the other half, my own writings an photographs (printed on news print).
Ann Veronica Jannsens
Poster and catalogue for Ann Veronica Jannsen's exhibition. The type is reflected as a reference to the artist's use of mirrors and glass.
Experiments and photographs
The Labyrinth Deck
The Labyrinth Deck is a set of cards inspired by the greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. The design is intended to reflect the complex geometry of the Labyrinth of Crete as well as the dark nature of the story.
Digital experiments and rejected sketches
Double sided poster for the festival New Directors/New Films, an event that introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world.
An ECO-friendly light packaging created for a single light bulb considering the material, cost, glue, production, ink, and protection of the item.