Image created for the fifth "Brief Exchange" group exhibition, which took place in November 2015.
The brief to which I responded was as follows: "On Christmas Eve in 1874, a train derailed and crashed in Oxfordshire, England. It was one of the worst rail disasters the area had ever seen and 34 passengers were killed. I know this is a pretty grim beginning for a design brief, but bear with me. A list of victim descriptions from a newspaper article at the time circulated on Twitter recently, and makes for fascinating reading. The details of what was found in their pockets has been described as something like notes for a novel.
Your brief is to design an image inspired by any or all of the descriptions (which were attached as an image with this brief). Feel free to use them as standalone notes or within the context of their background."
Alan B. is an illustrator from Cork, Ireland. He likes to draw pictures and push words and shapes around.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.