Women of Sin

  • Justice Southwell

Women of Sin explores the stigmatisation of menstruation and the ways in which the media perpetuates such stigma - with a specific focus on the horror genre. The project consists of an extended piece of writing, translated into a physical publication. The inspiration for the book came from 1970s publications due to the link between this time and the slasher genre. Typeface choices were also made based on promotional film ephemera from this era - in particular, Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation of 'Carrie'. The form of the book is the size of a VHS and incorporates a ribbon bookmark - a nod to religious texts - a common theme throughout the copy. This is a low-fi prototype of the publication which is yet to be printed as a result of COVID-19. Browse the full publication here: https://issuu.com/justicesouthwell/docs/ri_book_bg