Come and Go
This heartbreaking book is part of an award-winning project that depicts the reality of the death penalty. The Berlin-based artist/graphic designer, Petra Valdimarsdóttir, created a graphic wall of several hundred envelopes, each one marked with the last word uttered by a prisoner before execution at one Texas prison. Inside the envelope is personal information on the prisoner, including name, age, weight, mug shot, place and details of the murder for which they are being executed. This graphically compelling book uses one page for each prisoner, “imprisoning” his or her last sentence within blocks of black ink. Winner of the Hendrik Valk Price in 2010, this powerful project honors the murder victims at the same time as it makes the humanity of the murderers evident.
5.25 x 8.25 inches / 960 pp / full b/w illustrations
Retail Price: $59.95