We are like Mayflies

Brief
To design a publication that 'stares death in the face' and obliterates contemporary Western society's intellectual and emotional 'divorcement' from death.
Response
The final outcome is a book that can only be read once, before its content disappears forever. The text has been exposed onto darkroom paper, and not fixed with any chemicals. Once the book has been taken out of its sleeve and box, the text starts to disappear. Inspired by atheist writers of note, such as Emily Dickinson, who once wrote, 'That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet', We are Like Mayflies has to be enjoyed in the small amount of time that it remains legible.

Credits

Etty Flynn

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  • MA Communication Design student at Central Saint Martins
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