A book about the life and work of Robert Rauschenberg, this was meant as a visual biography as well as an homage to Mr. Rauschenberg's art processes over the course of his career. An assignment for my Digital Printing Processes course at College of San Mateo, this was my attempt at deconstructing traditional bookmaking methods in the spirit of Rauschenberg's deconstruction of traditional painting formats.
Each "page" is a panel featuring a digital collage depicting a period in his life. While the panels here are metal plates covered with bookcloth and the images are printed on paper, I had intended to include panels with the same shape/size/treatment made from metal and plexiglass, using image transfer techniques to mark Rauschenberg's experiments with those materials later in his life; unfortunately I was unable to get satisfactory results.
The panels are designed to be rearranged at will and can be removed from the cover. In their accordion configuration they can stand alone for display.
As a fun addition I envisioned a "Mini Monogram" to be included with the book.