Rubbish Design (2021)

Rubbish Design is the publication of my dissertation, which discusses the value of graphic design ephemera in relation to Michael Thompson’s Rubbish Theory. Interspersed in the text are images from Harley Weir’s Rubbish photography series, drawing parallels between the concepts explored in the text and the littered ephemera which inspired it. The cover jacket is printed on a translucent paper, pointing to the materiality of a rubbish bag, or a cheap wrapper.