As Great War archaeology matures, it offer new insights into many later twentieth-century wars, and so this piece provides a richer experience for younger generations of students, scholars and battlefield visitors, and those who are interested in understanding the human cost of creating the modern world in which we live.
The serif Freight is used to inform the reader about the archaeological process, while the poems are also set as more expressive dialogue with this typeface by tracking letter forms apart, and scattered to emphasise the emotive tone of voice in the romantic language.
Headings and pull-out quotes are set in the sans serif Knockout typeface. The mismatch nature relates back to the 1910’s letterpress style, while also highlighting the significance of archaeology and how it’s potential to find such varied hidden values in these lost artefacts can be discovered.
The B5 sized journal emulates field notes used by both archaeologists and soldiers during the time, with journal ties created to subtly represent the significant red poppy motif. Found postcards are a reminder of the struggles experienced during the war. The fold-out A2 map is used to mark the graves of those Known Unto God, with John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields highlighting the soldiers’ subjective thoughts.
Awarded a Merit grade as part of the ISTD Assessments 2016.