Finnish News: NRA

Finnish News: NRA, 2015 / Varying edition of 3 / Archival inkjet printing on Dobbin Mill, Mohawk Superfine & Moriki papers

Size: 9.5” x 9.5” x 0.5”

A letter with news clippings from a Finnish acquaintance was the catalyst for the Finnish News series. These news articles along with their ‘Google’ translations were a fascinating slice of life from an outsider’s perspective. 

I re-created the original envelope printed with a translation of his letter along with the newspaper clipping and sewed them into a double pamphlet book. The article folds out of the book, displaying its text in Finnish, a photograph of a protester, and with the Google translations of important sentences. In a pocket in the back, the reader can find a booklet, where the odd translation of the article is printed as an artist book.

Finnish News: NRA is a humorous yet somber visual take on America’s insane obsession with guns.