This project was to describe aspects of Thomas Wightman's final year project theme and primary research - made so far as a 'vehicle'. Thomas's primary project theme was Addiction, primarily looking at obsessive driven addictions. Examining ODC, Thomas wanted to create a voice for the sufferers and the emotions felt by them. The book firstly is closed hiding the addiction from view in the same manner as those who hide these addictions from loved ones and friends. However, when the book is opened it reveals the chaotic emotions felt. Panic attacks are heavily associated with Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Thomas wanted to convey this through the metaphor of a sinking ship in a vortex drowning in water. However the addition of a tethered anchor and a typographic rope show these problems can be solved and the ship can be salvaged in the same way as those who suffer from OCD when they receive proper treatment.
You can find more of Thomas's work [here].