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To My Widow

In 1912 Robert Falcon Scott made his second journey to the South Pole. Due to poor planning and extreme weather conditions Scott and his men died on their 800 mile trek from the south pole to their campsite. During this journey he wrote a letter to his wife and son addressed "To My Widow", which was later found in his breast pocket. I created an expressive version of this letter in the form of a newspaper.

Scotts letter, in cyan, is woven into a newspaper reflective of the time period, reporting stories of tragedy and victory in the year of 1912, including the sinking of the Titanic, the first successful parachute jump from an airplane, and the assassination of a Finnish tyrant. His deeply personal message hidden among headlines showcase Scott as a public figure, but also a family man, coming to terms with his own mortality. Printed on newsprint.