Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pentagram Papers 39: SIGNS

International design firm Pentagram´s issue Pentagram Papers 39: SIGNS features a collection of homeless signs and a series of large format portraits of homeless people.

In the spring of 2008, when DJ Stout proposed that our next issue of Pentagram Papers focus on the plight of the homeless, the Dow was above 13,000 and the U.S. unemployment rate was below 6%. This choice of subject matter, however, proved sadly prescient. While the publication was in production, the world suffered the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

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