Fluctuation Perceptive

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I created Fluctuation Perceptive in support of my Master’s Thesis at ESAD d’Orléans.

My thesis focused on the moving image as an optical illusion (or reflection) of the world as (re)created by digital design tools, and how viewers then “perceive” these optical illusions as moving representations of the surrounding world. In its production, I was interested in the limitations of my graphic design tools: How can I produce with them, experiment with them, and consider them as more than a mere user?

To share my research, I invited the viewer to live my experiment by directly confronting and distorting the viewer's visual and tactile perceptions through the layout of this book. The embossing of the title in the mirror paper sends back a distorted reality to the reader. The Riso impression draws attention to the printing process and to highlights particular mechanical qualities. Each part of the Thesis was separated by pages composed of semi-transparent sheets covered in printed flat tints of bitmapped colours.

180x240mm,
Laser and Riso printing,
120 pages, 10 copies

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Master Project

Editorial Design

2016

tristan bezard