Forward takes the lyrics of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis and applies them to images of the Holocaust. It got its name from the strength and persistence of the Jewish people to move forward from the horrible situations they had faced during the war. There is no direct connection between the lyrics and the unfortunate period in history. The application of the lyrics serve as support to the imagery to give them a voice. In no way was this book made to make a mockery of the Holocaust in anyway. Apologies to anyone that may misconstrue the pairing of the lyrical content to the images.
An excerpt out of the book S, a collaborative commentary on the mysteries of Sunset Boulevard.
Two Thirds A Cell, looks into Sunset Boulevard’s most frequented single person place, the single occupying rest room. This segment is titled in this fashion because these rooms, where the magic happens, are literally two thirds of a prison cell. The only thing missing is a bed.
Each of these restrooms has a different personality. The differences are made in their geographic locations, the places where they’re found, and the people they tend to. What they all share in common are the unique stories each one has. If only the walls could talk.
Type specimen poster and booklet
Design portfolio of Christain S. Chico
Five color process silkscreen 22″ x 30″