SELECTED BOOK SPREADS
SILENT VIPER BOOK
Silent Viper (an NSA surveillance program code name) brings together imagery from various artists who have created pieces that react to our surveillance state in some way, shape, or form. We are constantly under surveillance, even as we carry on in life and slowly forget all the ways that we can now be tracked. These artists want to keep reminding us: You are being watched.
The design of the book used consistent elements throughout to tie in the surveillance theme. For the display font, ZXX was used to
be able to use a typeface designed to mask whatever words are being used. Breaking up in between the intro and divider pages are
scans of Wikileaks documents on surveillance.
For the subject matter, the design could have been quite aggressive, but my approach was more along the lines of the direction of these surveillance artists: subtle reminders throughout our days and our weeks that our information is out there and that we are under surveillance since we eventually become numb to it all and forget.
Poster designs for the accompanying exhibit at the SFMoma (context mockups below)