Will Schultz

Graphic Design | he/him ︎


In 1941, Jorge Luis Borges first described The Library of Babel, a universally infinite expanse of adjacent hexagonal rooms, each with shelves to house hundreds of seemingly unintelligible books. The denizens of the library theorize that each book is a random permutation of a limited number of characters, and therefore every book that has ever, or could ever be written lies somewhere within the library, by nature of pure random coincidence.

LABYRINTH explores the concept of an infinitely complex reality using deceptively simple geometry and generative techniques to create a network of fully solvable mazes. This real world puzzle encourages the viewer to interact with the space, and consider the confounding nature of our modular world. The most prominent feature of the project is a large scale installation on the windows of the Bishop Center, but the maze motif transcends physical space, and is capable of literally infinite permutations.

“By this art you may contemplate the variation of the 23 letters…”