Within but Without


Embossed Publication, 200 x 240mm


A tactile response to Adolf Loo's essay, The Ornament of Crime, through the experience of getting robbed in London. Moving beyond the usual discourse of form and function of the stolen object, a bag, the publication explores the various sentiments and intangible attachments one forms with material goods. Retracing conversations and the events that unfolded after the crime, one is taken through the lifespan of the bag; from its birth (explained in a interview with British bag makers, Alfie Douglas) to its time of use and the eventual loss, revealing the process of value creation.

Research, Graphic Design