15 July 2011

Flipfactor. Applicant.

I can relate to Jesse Reklaw's process of digging around in skips and recycling bins for magazines and other treasures. Jesse is an American cartoonist who found an archive of PhD applicants in a skip, complete with photographs and comments from professors and employers. Applicant is the resulting book, sample spread above, and a bargain at $3. It provides food for thought on the notion of privacy in the 21st century, sometimes amusing and at other times verging on frightening.