Degrees of Separation is a collection of postcards that “presents an evocative reminder of New Orleans,” as said in Communication Arts. The postcards were designed post-Katrina. The 77-page book is perfect bound and features 33 perforated/detachable postcards from 24 designers who either returned to New Orleans or relocated due to the disaster in which the hurricane left many lives.
About the project
The objective of Degrees of Separation was to create a piece that brought “devastation” to mind upon viewing. Photos for this project were taken in September 2005 inside a relative’s home in Chalmette, Louisiana. This postcard uses only black and white with a touch of red, so that the main focus is on the imagery and the “devastation” that exists. The brief line of copy is cocked precisely to give an unsteady feeling to the viewer. The postcard has a perforated edge so that it can be torn from the book and mailed.