the waste land
Following is a series of posters based on T. S. Eliot's dramatic poem The Waste Land. The images depicted by the letters represent themes found in the poems, such as a crumbling hourglass for the harried and frantic "A Game of Chess" or the swirling storm for "What the Thunder Said." The shattered fragments of text in "The Burial of the Dead" represent the heap of broken images discussed in the poem. Although the posters are consistent in color and typeface, they represent a diverse range of emotions, from the flowing simplicity of "Death by Water" to the gradual decay of "The Fire Sermon."