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Euthanasia

A typographic exploration of a letter written by Laura Huxley who described the passing of her husband. Writer of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley was a particular character whose work investigated parapsychology and drug use. Throughout the letter, Aldous is treated by his wife with different kinds of medication that had serious side effects during the 1960s. The book is set as 6 × 9 (octagonal wing) to represent the last eight days in his deathbed. A vellum prescription note is found in the book every time Laura prescribed medicine to Aldous. Every time the prescription note appears, Laura is administering the drug where the typography is visually responding to these severe side effects.

The typefaces used in this book are: Electra, Brandon Grotesque, Simple, and Dala Floda. Based on similar lowercase "g"s and grave stone writing, the typefaces were selected to help emphasize the abnormal characteristics and inconsistencies in Aldous’ speech. 

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