Threshold aims to examine and argue not only the resemblance of graphic design and liminal spaces but the intricacies of the role they take in each other. Liminal space is the transitional period between two states. In these spaces, the past structures do not apply, and the new is yet established; it is amid the ambiguity and disorientation where genuine creation occurs, and meaning is derived.
The moiré pattern, the main graphic element, symbolizes the transition of past structure to the future; the in-between space of both past and future creates the animation. The typography treatment creates animation with the moiré sheet that comes within the book.
A metal fastener binds the entire book together, and no glue was involved in the process. This gesture acknowledges the fluid state in liminal spaces where everything is in flux.
The garden serves as an analogy for liminal space in our domestic environment. It’s a space between the human space and nature, sharing characteristics of them both. Therefore, various greens in the color palette mimic the scenery in a garden.
This project demonstrates the ability to generate a thesis statement and support it with research, content curation, and critical thinking. Liminal space serves as a powerful analogy to the inherently expansive scope of graphic design.