Quietly Progressing is an exploration into the pros and cons of social media. In an ever growing digital world are we interacting less in person and more online, and if we are, what does this mean.
The design thought behind the finished publication is taking away the beauty of communication and turning into something sterile, something plain. When expressions and body language are taken away, all you are left with are words, and these words alone are often misunderstood. There is a visual disconnect throughout the work, broken paragraphs, the text is flowing but disjointed. This is playing on the missing physical interaction that social media with never be able to offer.
I looked at studies with children, that find that the continued use of electrical devices is dampening the ability to read facial expressions and emotional cues. 10 years ago the average person had 10 close friends, they now have 2. We can not stop the rise of social media, but we should know when to stop ourselves. When to leave the phone at home, and go for a walk. It is a powerful tool, but like anything else should be used in moderation.
The final piece is printed on GF Smith Heaven 42 to be the whitest of white.