we're all gonna die.
Sufjan Stevens’s hauntingly beautiful “Fourth of July” documents a conversation with his dying mother in the ICU.
The universal reminder that “we’re all gonna die” looms over the verses in a ghostly silver ink, while the tiny 10pt type emphasizes the intimacy and mundanity found in a loving relationship.
Printed together, these elements produce a physical, typographic expression of the song’s profound emotional weight.
class | ART450 Letterpress Printing (Spring 2016)
instructor | Erin Beckloff