I don’t live there anymore and this trip will sever the strings that have beckoned me back over the last fifty some years. I left the day I graduated from High School in that pivotal year 1968, but have returned over the years most recently to spend birthdays with my dad. It’s an odd feeling inside and out to know the closure looms. After all I still know well the humidity, the colors, the sounds and the sky . . . and what are you doing for fun ‽
Letterpress printed at toMake™ 100 days out on 118lb Flurry Soft White Cotton Cover, using P22 BLOX modular type (in a hand mixed P368 Green with Transparency White), and Skyline 18pt Calendar, 36pt Cloister and 24pt Castellar types (in VS195 Blue).
Available as a 5 by 6 in. card in the toMake™ Press store in bundles of five.
August 6th 1945 Hiroshima. August 9th, 1945 Nagasaki.
Seventy-five years ago, two nuclear weapons were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
‘I Saw the World End’ created by Es Devlin and Machiko Weston, and Voices of War form part of an IWM programme to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Victory 75 invites reflection on the momentous events that led to the culmination of the conflict and questions the fundamental concept of “victory” when it comes to war.
Blood was pouring out of my flesh. I know it sounds strange, but I felt absolutely no pain. I even forgot to cry.
— Katsuji Yoshida - Nagasaki survivor