"You know, I really enjoy forgetting. When I first come to a place, I notice all the little details. I notice the way the sky looks. The color of white paper. The way people walk. Doorknobs. Everything. Then I get used to the place and I don't notice those things anymore. So only by forgetting can I see the place again as it really is."

David Byrne

True Stories


"...and if I ever went solo my favorite MC would be me."

Phife Dawg

Midnight Marauders



© John Conner. Design Portfolio. 2019.






"What time is it? If everyone notices, maybe it's too much. But where would we be?"


44 pages. 7 looks. 6 months. Too many viewings of David Byrne's True Stories. One book on the process and dialogue that occurs within the design process. The parti-based design process is nothing new to the architecture world, but is alien on the surface in fashion. Design with purpose. Design with reason. No art for art's sake, but a new language of itself. Every motion and every motif leading back to the core central idea - showing the tactile sense.