I find that books are an outlet to discuss or exercise my anxieties without bearing their overwhelming nature. These anxieties are typically about me operating in a world at large, functioning under its own devises and doing my best to account for any given situation, even if I can’t solve them. Considering that deforestation and habit loss have been out of political focus within the past years, I wanted to bring that to the forefront with my book Deforestation. My final project is a hard cover sewn book covering facts researched about the rate of deforestation in a pamphlet-like manner. The book’s type setting is designed to emphasize the issue – the words and letters defining the large amounts of fest vanishing quickly are either isolated, modularized, or enlarged to emphasize the issue. Imagery plays a role in further wispy quality, that is repeated in black and white in the inside cover, visually reiterates the diminishing of these forests. Other prints are reliefs that utilize bold colors like red and green, their solidarity and gradients of the forest-shape show what remains and what life is disappearing. Like flipping to the inside cover, the end of the book becomes disparate from the saturated greens, to in a way memorialize the loss of Earth’s forests. The book is finished off with blue detailing, the book cover cloth and blue pressure printings connect to the theme of Earth and its reliance on forests. In the artist book format, the issue of disappearing forest becomes more declarative, forcing the voyager to resonate with the distressing data
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Czafit, Andrea, "Deforestation" (2019). 14th Annual Student Book Arts Competition. 6.