Rachel Green

Rachel Green

Industrial Design and Technology BA

The Poo-Tee-Weet Press Newspaper

A re-imagining of Kurt Vonnegut's famous anti-war novel

A re-imagining of Kurt Vonnegut's famous anti-war novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, told through the medium of a fictional newspaper. In keeping with the fractured narrative, the main events of the story are referred to in articles, classified adverts and illustrated adverts. Design elements and phrases are repeated throughout to intensify the feeling of being at the cross point of overlapping time periods. The concept was inspired by the way that stories can be told through different media and how elements differ to suit. This artefact can be an introduction to the story for people new to the book, in order to pique interest, while those familiar with the novel can explore the newspaper to find all of the references and enjoy a deeper immersion in the plot. Excerpts of the text are attributed to Kurt Vonnegut, who died in 2007. So it goes.