Disappeared Senior BFA Thesis
Disappeared is a series of four books on the topic of human-induced environmental destruction. Each book focuses on a different way that humans have altered the environment, through air pollution, rising sea levels, biodiversity loss, and a loss of food security.
Text was curated from news articles, books, and poems. The content combines fact-based information and research along with more expressive language to give the collection both a logical and an emotional appeal. Additionally, there are captions on pages that contain lines from poems, that when read in order form a whole poem. At the back of each book there are resources for viewers to take action.
The stylistic choices I made were all based on the notion of “disappearing.” The collection features hand-made type that I created out of dirt, water, bubbles, charcoal dust, and honey to emphasize the expressive language and to give the content a lasting impact. Disappeared's goal is to be an informative yet captivating reading experience that leads the audience to consider these issues with more weight.
A poster summarizing the book series, that is done in the same style as the book covers. To obtain an embossed effect I used a sewing needle to carefully poke holes through the back of a chipboard sheet. 22 x 30 in.