DOWN IN THE GRAN UNION
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Living in the canal


Type only book that describes how is life in the waterways.

Patrick and Jane's story has been recorded by the BBC while they talk about how is to live in a boat and the life in the canals. This publication is based on two grids: one similar to the aerial view of the canal and the other one that is emulating the distorted waving effect that the water reflection produces when a boat is passing by. The typography it is formed by images of videos I took from the water reflection.
P: Well… How did I get into the waterways?

As I mentioned earlier I lost my wife back in 1997 and I have two daughters, they were nine and a half and when we took a holiday on a narrow boat with a friend down in the Gran Union, just for relaxation, to get away from everything.

One day I was seated at the back of the boat for hours, just staring at the water. I remember when I turned and looked across the very beggining of the boat there she was. Standing there. My wife Ann with long dress and hair flowing in the wind, I took a double take and it disappear, I didn’t say a word to anybody.

I guess that´s how my fascination with canals, the canal life and waterways people started.

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