The Fires of Our Time

2014


The Fires of Our Time examines the historical, cultural, and political circumstances surrounding the 1992 Los Angeles uprising. The riot erupted on April 29th after four white police officers were acquitted over the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Anger led to days of looting and burning, 54 deaths and $1bn (£610m) of damage to the city.

The design is brutalist in nature, and characterized by the crudity and violence of the imagery. Black and white lines are used throughout emphasizing division. The images are juxtaposed together in a fragmented nature, alluding to the chaos which occured throughout the rioting areas. 

Specs: 8” x 10” / Saddle stitched booklets
Self-initiated