The written word speaks to me more than any other art form, but I struggle with plain words on a page. My mind wanders over the text without anything to ground my eyes. Designing artist books allows me to combine story with imagery and visuals. For this accordion-styled book, found typography was used as the basic inspiration. The interplay between the subject of aloneness (found in the 2000-word essay on solitude that is printed in the book) and the unadulterated snapshots from inner city York, Pennsylvania, creates a truly evocative mood of desertion, isolation, and decay.