This project is a tribute to the soulful love sonnets by Pablo Neruda.
 
Sonnet XVII
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. 
 

In this sonnet, Neruda talks of love as a dark and mysterious feeling.
Using a series of typographic screenprinted posters, I have tried to depict this feeling.
 
 
Using only three frames of text and image, we had to create a series of 5 posters
Neruda talks in deep emotions and abstract feeling, which i tried to show by making an abstract image.
 

Neruda wrote in Spanish, and despite not knowing the language, 
the words have a very poetic effect when read or heard.
And as is often the case, some feelings do get lost in translation.
I wanted to keep an authentic essence of Neruda in the posters, so I juxtaposed the spanish prose along with the english translation in an expression of depth.
 
The three different images were juxtaposed and exposed on an A2 sized screen.
The three different frames were superimposed to create various compositions.
 
The fun of screenprinting is in the strange anomalies and faded textures that often happen by accident.
trying on coloured paper
I experimented with using wet screens and got some really interesting textures
 
 
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