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.

 

On the right is a quotation by Suzan Ertz, taken from The Atheist Bible.

 

 

 

 

© Etty Flynn 2016