The Thesis Book Project

The Thesis Book Project
Sample from Erin Zwaska’s thesis “Adrift with a Draft: Graphic Design & the Poetic Potential of Technology”

This new project from Design Observer, in collaboration with on-demand publishing platform Blurb, seeks to highlight the work that graduating design students put into their thesis books.

Despite the fact that they represent countless hours and result in hard-earned expertise, they are too swiftly relegated to archives and libraries where they are seldom, if ever, seen again.

We want to change this.

With this new initiative, we invite graduating Master’s and Bachelor’s level students to share their thesis books. Any book designed using Blurb tools (which are compatible with InDesign) will be eligible. Students will be able to upload sample PDFs of their books: all entries will appear on the site, and links to Blurb means that anyone can buy your book, with the proceeds going to you.

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