To My Widow
In 1912 Robert Falcon Scott made his second journey to the South Pole. Due to poor planning and extreme weather conditions, Scott and his men died on their 800-mile trek from the south pole to their campsite. During this journey, he wrote a letter to his wife and son addressed "To My Widow", which was later found in his breast pocket.
In an effort to unite the last words of this larger-than-life figure to the backdrop of world events of the time, typography becomes an essential tool in this artist book. Scott’s letter, in cyan, is woven into a newspaper reporting stories of tragedy and victory in the year of 1912, including the sinking of the Titanic, the first successful parachute jump from an airplane, and the assassination of a Finnish tyrant. His deeply personal message hidden among headlines showcase Scott as a public figure, but also a family man, coming to terms with his own mortality. Printed on newsprint.