Book design for Warren Lehrer's class Writing and Designing the Visual Book at School of Visual Arts MFA Design. The concept is based on my interpretation to the extract (Part 1, Chapter 1: The origin of negation) from Jean-Paul Sartre's book "Being and Nothingness" (L'Être et le néant).
"When we go about the world, we have expectations which are often not fulfilled. For example, Pierre is not at the café where we thought we would meet him, so there is a negation, a void, a nothingness, in the place of Pierre. When looking for Pierre his lack of being there becomes a negation; everything he sees as he searches the people and objects about him are "not Pierre." So Sartre claims "It is evident that non-being always appears within the limits of a human expectation."