Where do Swallows go in Winter?

Print / Typography / Graphic Design

       After reading hundreds of Syrian refugee stories and comparing them to the often matter-of-fact articles shown in the news, I wanted to give voice to the intimate, horrifying and courageous stories of the everyday people affected by this war. With careful consideration to type treatment and design elements, I gave context to the drastically increased migrant population and illustrated why so many Syrians have fled their homeland.

Where do swallows go in winter? shares the stories of seven Syrian refugees at different stages of their migration journeys. Each voice is interpreted differently, alluding to their life situations and individual struggles. This intimately sized and delicately constructed publication encourages readers to become more aware of the horrors these people have faced, and the lengths they have gone to find a better life.

Project awarded an International Society of Type Design (ISTD) Membership for high standards of typographic sensibility in the ISTD Student Assessment 2018