Each year the photography MFA class receives a thesis book comprised of their work. Each year, one graphic design MFA student is selected to design this book; however, as photography students’ projects have shifted towards installations and pieces that integrate photography in different ways, the book has changed as well.
Joao Doria is a graphic design MFA student from Brazil who likes the way his discipline combines problem solving and artistic work. Doria has been selected to create the “book,” which will take the form of a box, to hold the works of the photography MFA students this year. The projects include designs on cloth and sets of instructions for making a piece. Doria makes the box out of one continuous piece of 2D cardboard, taking advantage of the etch function of the laser cutter to create folds. Once the three dimensional shape of the box is finalized, Doria will create a design for its outside.