Darius Ou
The Widow and the Orphan

Darius Ou

Singapore
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The Widow and the Orphan
Zine
5.8″ × 8″
2014


The Widow and the Orphan is a zine based on typographic widows and orphans. In typography, ‘widows’ and ‘orphans’ are often the overlooked component of perfect typesetting. They ‘break’ the geometry of the page, commonly found in first drafts, feared by graphic designers, but a non-issue to the layman. These terms are not typical typography jargon. They articulate with a catchy mnemonic that goes, “An orphan is left behind, whereas a widow must go on”. This mnemonic carries a certain stigma, both in the society and typography. This zine explores the relationship between the typography/societal context of the terms, while also the relationships between typography and visual forms.

Collaborator: Christopher Olszewski (Photogrpahy)

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