A graphic novel co-authored by Luke Jones who leads the Architecture and Interior Design Extended Degree (with Foundation Year) at The Cass is to be published by the Penguin imprint Jonathan Cape on 4 October 2018. Square Eyes by Anna Mill and Luke Jones is about a future where the boundaries between memory, dreams and the digital world start to blur. A book launch will take place at the School's Goulston Street Atrium on 25 October at 6.30pm, to which you are warmly invited.
Look – anyone who invents something really great has a moment where they think it's going to destroy the world. For the first time in her life, Fin is off the network. A few months ago, she was the inventor of a programme so powerful, so unusual that she was untouchable. Until she wasn't. Meanwhile, people have started disappearing from the streets of the city and the technology she created might be implicated.
Square Eyes is a graphic novel about a future where the boundaries between memory, dreams and the digital world start to blur. It’s a kaleidoscopic mystery story which asks: in a city built on digital illusion, who really holds the power? What is weakness? And when is it most dangerous?
Anna Mill is a designer and illustrator working on projects which range from postcards and posters to boats and buildings. She and Luke Jones are the joint creators of Square Eyes — originally a short comic entry to the Observer's Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize in 2010. Luke Jones is an architect, lecturer, and co-host of the podcast About Buildings + Cities, exploring architectural history, theory, process and ideas from the distant past to the present day.