Congratulations, By The Way

George Saunders gave an incredibly inspiring commencement speech at Syracuse University and Random House decided to turn it into a nice little pocket sized book. The challenge was to make a twenty minute speech fill a book. I decided to pace out the text unevenly, sometimes with just one powerful sentence per page, and to fill all the left hand pages with an illustrated flip-book of sorts depicting stars growing brighter and then blowing out altogether.