I am a graphic designer from Bloomfield, NJ who enjoys creating simple, modern designs and humorous, dark illustrations. Currently, I am a senior at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. I am earning a BFA in Visual Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. A lot of my artwork is influenced from reading fiction, fantasy and horror novels which creates a gothic streak in my personal work. I am most interested in designing print materials such as posters, flyers and books with a small interest in coding. I think graphic design can be lively and enjoyable while still remaining professional. For more information visit my website at courtneylasek.com.
The Anti-Yoga Book is a five foot book that takes something supposedly calming, serene and helpful, and twists it into something dark, creepy and somewhat humorous. From the outside, the real contents of the book are hidden, which creates surprise when the true nature of it is revealed by turning the pages. By making the book five feet with varied facing pages and smaller text within the pages, viewers must now maneuver around by constantly walking to a position that allows them to read and view each page. The turning of the pages also forces the viewer to utilize their entire body. These characteristics make the viewer work hard to see what is inside the book, which speaks to a true part of yoga, which is making one’s body work hard to achieve results.