Observation Log

Double sided booklet comparing formal similarity between tools for moon exploration and those of graphic design.


The observation log is a format originally used by examining the detail of a satellite such as moon or sun. Instead of scanning planets, here the tools themselves became subject matter. The booklet is composed of two parts and offers multiple pieces of information. The green side of the booklet shows devices that are used in graphic design, and the brown side of publication describes those for moon exploration. Each spread is collected together with a rubber band, and when unbound, the juxtaposition of two kinds of tools reveals formal similarities: a spacecraft and a knife, a cutting mat and a solar array. The formal similarity actually doesn’t make sense but it forces the reader to connect the functions of two kinds of tools and absurdly position graphic design tools on the same level as tools for moon explorations.