The Drowning of a Village
For the 2020 ISTD student awards,I chose the brief titled 'Migration' and answered the brief by designing a typographic book telling the story of Capel Celyn, in Tryweryn valley. In the 1960s the small Welsh-speaking community of Capel Celyn was displaced and forced to migrate out of their village when Liverpool obtained authority for Liverpool Corporation’s Tryweryn Bill, through an Act of Parliament. Liverpool chose the Tryweryn Valley, where Capel Celyn was geographically located, as a new source of water. The village was condemned to be drowned.