How just is the judicial system in the USA? This book explores systemic racism with a focus on those who were wrongfully convicted. With cases listed on the National Registry of Exonerations, the project presents an empathic experience with the disproportionately represented minorities who lose years of their life due to being convicted of crimes that they did not commit.
I hope to emphasize the experience of lost time through a simple, near-invisible design approach, allowing the content to speak for itself. For instance, to represent the length of a convict’s sentence, series of spreads are used where each year of one’s sentence is chronologically ordered – the display of individual years use entire spreads. Additionally, I use varying paper stocks to distinguish cases, details and timelines to add another element of information display through a view of the book’s fore-edge.