Book Jacket Design
The Survivors book set is a testimony to the lives of the survivors; it heralds their survival and urges the nation to conquer brokenness and live in hope. The folding of the pop-up jackets not only demonstrates the physical deconstruction of the towers, but also exhibits the emotional dismantling of the survivors, and how they were able to rebuild themselves after their near death encounter. The jacket calls viewers to interact; when the jacket is removed and contracted, the message is broken and the form mimics the silhouette of the World Trade Center. Returning it to its 2D form reconnects the pieces and demonstrates that even after the towers have fallen, those who felt deconstructed and dismantled by the terrorist attacks are able to heal.