Poetry, An Invisible World

typography / photography / editorial

Work

Academic

Date

2017

process

Adapted from Meenda alexander's What Use of Poetry? in World Literature Today.

The Concept

Inspired by Meena's delivery and the way she described her perspective in a manner that was both graceful and cryptic, I was excited to explore the concept of shadows in my work. Poetry has an ethereal and intangible quality to it; while it utilises words to appear on paper, it is seemingly harder to hold onto its meaning, becoming an elusive form of expression and encryption of a person’s views, thoughts and feelings.

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Like poetry, shadows cannot be touched, it simply lies on the surface. They share a similar fleetingness as they forms constantly morph and transform to its surroundings, representing things that have come to pass or something that haunts.

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The Making

As a projected designed to break typographic rules, experimental layouts were first cut by hand and then photographed as shadows distorted and danced upon the surface of a page.

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