Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Emigration Journal



I've chanced upon some letters written by distant distant relatives emigration to australia in the 1850s, they make pretty interesting reading so i'm in the process of abridging them, with the end goal of presenting illustrated excerpts as 3 pages of my next newspaper zine. The idea actually got me thinking about making a zine using primary sources as the only written content, I've always found social history really engaging and it would be nice to present voices from the past in an accessible format. Above is a silly preliminary sketch...

2 comments:

ruairi said...

wow, i wish i could chance upon some hundred year old letters!!...sounds like a great idea with real substance- like the sketch too :-)

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Alex said...

whats going on with this then! eh?!