FOREST — Art Direction & Graphic Design

On Symbolism

20 pages
French’s Pop-Tone Pink Lemonade
5 x 7″
First Edition

A part of Small Books A/W 2010

This book was meant to be made over a year and a half ago, to accompany a large print I made for the This Must Be The Place exhibition in Los Angeles. Titled “A Brief History / Source Material,” it contained literally everything going on in my brain at that moment — symbols and imagery and influential figures and more. I’m fascinated by symbolism, especially the fact that a specific visual form can be interpreted in so many different ways. So I’ve taken many of the images from that piece, and explained them in a very stream of conscious way, not so much meant to be explanations, but rather investigations.