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Fourth of July | Letterpress Poster

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