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History Connoisseurs and Design Collectors: A Design Series To Remember The Year 2014
Why am I doing this?
As I get older I have begun to appreciate the importance of remembering the past. I find it much easier to remember my own life and the important events in it relative to other events in my life. Over time these memories deteriorate, it's only natural, and I forget some of the best moments of my life. This project is to help me as an individual look back over the years and remember, not only my own life, but the history that has happened during those years.
If you already enjoy history you know why this is important to do. It helps us as a collective of people sharing the one and only planet Earth better exist together by doing our best work not repeating past mistakes. It helps us remember our own individuality and humanity. It helps us to understand and respect the good things that exist in our present state. There is a beauty in that contrast. Looking at the past only to remember the hurtful times can be just as damaging as remembering all the great bits and attempting to hide our lowest moments.
To do so, it only made sense that I do what I do best designed for print.
Will this be something you only do for 2014?
My plan for this project is to continue it for years and years on into the future so as to create an ongoing visual story that we can review and remember the emotions and state of the world at specific moments in the past, the people we knew and loved, the good times and the hard times. But every story starts somewhere and for me this project, that will be the year 2014. This series of 6 prints will be letterpressed editions of 200. Each print will be signed and the blocks will be defaced after the edition is run.
But I need your help so that I can keep doing this project.
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- February 7–23, 2014: Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
- Saturday, March 8, 2014: The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
- June 12, 2014 – July 13, 2014: Brazil hosts World Cup
- Saturday, August 9, 2014: Cop shoots teenager in Ferguson, Missouri
- September – October 2014: Ebola spreads fear in United States
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014: Philae Makes Earth's First Ever Landing on a Comet