To me, obituaries are the typographic equivalent of cemeteries. We see them and pass them on our way to other more lively destinations. We understand, fully, what they represent.
I set out to explore and express both the sense of loss and our ability to cope with loss. I hope to make these simultaneous experiences visible using typography in a series of compositions that focuses on the juxtaposition of song lyrics and obituary pages from newspapers—with the lyrics silkscreened directly on the newspaper.
The lyrics are about loss of love:
Each color is used to split the lyrics into two voices to be read separately or combined.
The newspaper will eventually become yellow, brittle with age and fall apart.