Anonymous is a book I designed as part of my final MA project; key themes of the publication include material culture, identity and consumerism.
‘As a society we are consuming more. The objects we buy have a shelf life; we are encouraged to upgrade and throw away when better versions come along. Our objects, designed without longevity or adaptability, have less significance to us and become less meaningful through their associations. If our objects can no longer be the containers of our memories, the question arises – What will we have to leave for future generations and how will we tell our unique stories?’
The publication features a colour gradient throughout, beginning with a baby pink hue and gradually fading to a dull grey shade. The purpose of this gradient was to portray how our possessions are losing their sentimentality and how we as individuals no longer have an emotional connection as strong as we used to have with our items. Pink is typically a colour often conveying a sense of comfort and nostalgia which is why the book begins with this colour.