Client: Peter Gordon. Project: Photography Book. Deliverables: Book Design.
Life and Death is a collection of photographs taken at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, by Peter Gordon, Irish and European Photographer of the year. A central feature of the festival is the building and burning of a temple. The Temple in many ways is the spiritual hub of the festival. People visit and write messages for departed loved one’s on its walls and meditate in its centre. They grieve. They marry. They party. The festivals climax sees the Temple being burnt and with it goes the grief that people have shared within its walls. This book documents a week at the Temple and seeks to share the narrative behind its construct, its being and its ultimate destruction.
This year the Temple was designed as a gothic construction and to reflect this a modern drawing of a Blackletter typeface was used throughout the book to echo the shapes of the gothic architecture.

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