Jonathan Bass teaches visual communication, theory, and design at Rutgers University. Recent courses include information design, web authoring, narrative across media and graphic narratives.

He produces a daily online drawing and comics project called Tiger Shorts. You can start reading the latest year or browse the archive for previous years.

A Few Projects

Virtual Book AC

Virtual Book AC is a design game based on Dieter Roth’s Book AC, one of the artist’s interactive books recently on display at MOMA. Roth’s book is unbound, its pages variously manipulable. However, safely affixed to the gallery wall, it remained well-removed from the rugged touch of museum-going hands. So I’ve made a digital version as a substitute. Try it out.

Cape Town Postcard Map Project

The Cape Town Postcard Map Project matches old postcards of Cape Town, South Africa, scanned from my father’s collection to a historical map of the city. Clicking on marked locations on the map displays postcards depicting corresponding scenes—buildings, streets, gardens. The map project also pieces together a mysterious narrative from Cape Town’s sanitation engineering history. Take a look.