Coming from countries where the mere fact of being LGBT, woman or artist can put you at risk of being imprisoned or targeted, their practice cannot be separated from their commitment.
The object, very condensed, printed on thin paper, makes us think of a suffocating newspaper. The density of the texts comes to crush a gigantic pagination, which occupies all the little space left for it. The graphic design of the object conceived by Hélène Marian, is a reflection of the interviews that it gives to read: speeches all the more powerful that one tries to stifle them. It is laid out with her many-faces PVC type family for the titles (the super dense PVC Promo and the spiky PVC Dynasty and in the narrow Cardinal Fruit for the body copy. All three typefaces are available from Production Type.
Risograph printed on sealed leaflets waiting to be released, the contrast between the dull blue of the text, the grey of the paper and the blinding brilliance of the gold of the titles reminds us of the brightness of these lives of courage.
In view of the situation in Ukraine, all profits from sales of the remaining copies of Eastern Voices are going to associations helping Ukrainian refugees.