Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Blasphemy # 2 : NARNIA

Profanity covered page
(2B pencil on a 198mm x 124mm book title page)
For this second image, I decided on the use of profanity, which is a common weapon for blasphemy. In this case, instead of just scrawling the words on, I chose to write each word down as an individual font that I made up. It's inspired by the old Letraset catalogues that I remember from college, which were once an essential purchase for all graphic design students and studios. The names of the fonts would be indexed in the catalogue in their own typeface, or bunched together as they are here in some design image.
Most of these swear-words are quite common. There's probably more I could've added, but I didn't want to cover the entire page in them. I've added words like clitconker, necrofelch, wankpiss and twatshite (have some fun by trying to work out what those words mean!) I've also re-introduced the word fadge as well, because nobody says it now, and it was such a good swear-word to use.
This example of the Narnia books was used here mainly because they're generally regarded as fairy tales. It may have been better to have gone for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, but that would've been too obvious and would've focused on that one book alone, when it was the Narnia series as a whole that I was aiming at, so I chose Prince Caspian instead. Although, the story within this book of a magical land deciding to stick to it's old ways rather than that of the Telmarines, driving them back out to where they came from, is much more apt.


S Milanov said...

Why make fun of narnia books? What youve done is very sad. You should read these books maybe then you wouldn't be so nasty in doing this.

Hermit said...

It may be worth noting that the title pages I've used are from paperback copies that belonged to me. They're enjoyable books to read (the two I've already posted, as well as the other three I've yet to post).

But your comment is similar to the type of comment that I was expecting. It's fitting on one level but wrong on another. You must see past the obvious to get to the true nature of it.