Fahrenheit 451 Title

In Ray Bradbury’s dystopian world, society is a mindless drone, gobbling up images on their television screens without digestion. There is nothing to read, nothing to feel, nothing to think. In this way, human consciousness ceases to exist and humanity itself is nil. Free will and free thought have been abolished in this police state - this is represented by book burning. In order to express these ideas, the primary element of fire will be used in conjuction with ink. The type in this piece will be fighting a losing battle, both to represent the plot of the film but also as an ode to the film’s original opening segment. The type is not meant to be read legibly and digested. No, it must be destroyed so that it cannot be read, as the law has intended.

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The style of this piece will prefer an abstracted, graphic style rather than realism for the purpose of representing naivete. This naivete is present not just in our main character but in our illiterate world. The result is a clash between representing dystopian ideals with the
playfulness of those who seek free thought and imagination.

In these frames we also see the fire act as a mortise - yet in the negative. This shape allows us to not only represent yonic symbolism (as our main character is often driven by a female figure) but also represent the vacancy in the minds of society.

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