Fig. Vol -1
October 2020

Fig. Vol -1 is a 480-page hardcover tome that explores the tension between the fictive qualities of statistics and data referenced by their contextualization, and how it impacts peoples’ realities.

From the back cover:

“Data does not represent life. At the very least, it fails to capture the depth and breadth with which we understand humanity. Yet we exist in a world where data stokes fear, drawing unintentional relationship between people and behaviors, shaping identities: the act of bringing together & pulling apart.”

Designed, written, and edited in collaboration with Chinwe Operaji. Typeset in various weights of Editorial Neue by Pangram Pangram Foundry and Redaction by Jeremy Mickel and Forest Young.

The index lives in the middle of the book at page 240, presenting a chiasma of topics that we investigated. Every 25 pages marked a sequence of pixeled gradients, representing a relationship with data that slowly increases in abstraction. Every 80 pages, the style weight of Redaction decreases a standard in legibility, before the last 80 pages of the book comprising the fullest ‘exercise in redaction.’

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