Instructions for the Apocalypse is a 128 page collection of found photographs fused with a fictional account of one man’s descent into madness. Leaving “instructions” about living through an inevitable apocalypse for his estranged daughter Gareth Gray’s gloss of the last 200 years dissects the industrial military complex, technology and religion with a voice as original as the book’s use of photography and graphic design.
Photographer Tim Williams and writer Rod Sweet, with support from The Arts Council of Wales, joined forces to utilize late Victorian, early Edwardian photographs and contemporary design that resist the cliché tropes such imagery typically inspires. Their efforts resulted in a story that exists as much in the imagery as in the words, providing snapshots of a fictional family and the all too real aspects of our times.Instructions for the Apocalypse is the latest MBP Illustrated Fiction, which feature narratives that rely equally on illustrations and text.
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