NPQ, Summer 1996
BACK STORY: As populations continue to shift toward urban centers, megacities are developing in many nations, especially in China. With this comes a cacophony of voices. How to best manage these massive population centers has created a new debate about whether free speech is worth the cultural trash it produces, and whether the well being of society matters more than the unfettered freedom of the individual. It is now a “Post Urban Planet.”
To illustrate the cacophony of voices I cut up pieces of newspapers from around the globe and collaged them together to represent their overlaying voices. I then made the type feel like it came from the detritus of society; turning the names upside down to add to the chaos and confusion.