Patrick Horan
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ISTD — Bones of the Somme

Typography & Print Design
Uncovering the killing fields

Uncovering the killing fields

The Great War of 1914–1918 now stands at the furthest edge of living memory. There’s a constant fascination with the events along these killing fields, however, many overlook the process that is involved behind the unearthing of important yet deadly legacies left behind by those who died for their cause. This project shows how much we can truly learn from archaeology through the discovery of whole cities of trenches, and provides a voice for the dead through the findings on these battlefields.

The project draws in 2 key sources - the first is Killing Time by Nicolas J. Saunders, which digs beneath the surface of war to uncover the living reality that is left behind, intertwined with the first-hand war poems written between families and combatants at the time. This piece provides a richer experience for younger generations of students and scholars who want to understand the human cost of creating the modern world in which we live. 


2016
International Society of Typographic Designers
Merit Award — Bones of the Somme→

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