Book Design, Illustration
A book based on Episode 597: Act One of This American Life. This episode tells the story of a phone booth in Japan that attracts thousands of people who lost loved ones in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. Inside the phone booth is a rotary phone that is not connected to anywhere, but people use it as a way to grieve for their loved ones who have passed. Producer Miki Meek narrates and picks up on different ways people say I love you or I miss you without explicitly saying those words. I wanted to create something that translates the power and intimacy of those recordings visually.