(Mis)Readings: Design Project Tackles Information Overwhelm
Designer Mimi O. Chun is attempting to document everything she reads by removing the books or magazines' colors and images.
Designer Mimi O. Chun of New York has launched her personal project, (Mis)Readings, through which she aims to document the books and magazines she has read by removing the colors and images from each page as she reads it. What’s left are white pages with black text in original typeface and layout and empty spaces where once there were images, all bearing testimony that they have been read.
In our apartment, you’ll find stacks of books, magazines, and catalogs in every room. Some are perennial favorites—read, re-read, and referenced on a regular basis—while others have yet to be cracked since arriving home from Amazon or the local bookstore months, sometimes years, ago. We subscribe to a half-dozen magazines, but average at least four weeks behind on the weeklies, particularly those as dense as The New Yorker. We cancelled our subscription to Time Out, simply because the frustration that resulted from reading about the show we missed or the exhibit that just closed became unbearable.