German philosopher Günther Anders explores the self-destructive potential of humanity in his work. A writer and theorist, he became deeply engaged in the post-war anti-nuclear struggle, dedicating a significant portion of his work to the atomic threat. In “Nós, filhos de Eichmann” (“We, The Sons of Eichmann” as per the English title), the philosopher writes two open letters to Klaus Eichmann, the son of the German officer responsible for the logistics of Nazi concentration camps. In this book, the author urges readers to be aware of the extent to which their everyday actions — however innocent they may seem — can contribute to the destruction of the world and of the other.
The graphic design of the collection is defined by a graphic mesh that frames images placed within torn shapes. This outlined perimeter seeks to convey the philosopher’s analytical perspective on the widespread collapse of civilization. The fragmented aspect of the images suggests the atmosphere of disintegration that readers can perceive as the author expresses alarm in the face of calamities. The fragmented forms of stencil typography and straight-line segments contribute to the sense of upheaval.
13.5 × 21 cm