Book design for the art and poetry of incarcerated youth

Parcours : Chacun son temps is an anthology of poetry, interviews, and testimonies written by incarcerated youth living at Montreal’s youth center Site Cité des Prairies.

Published in February 2016 by Funambules Médias, with the support of Engrenage Noir/Rouage and the Béati Foundation. 500 copies.

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  • Book Design
Cover of Parcous: Chacun son temps. It is an ink illustration of a young person being taken into detention. We see the young person carrying a bag and heading towards a police car.
Front cover of Parcous: Chacun son temps
Close-up of the cover of Parcous: Chacun son temps.
Close-up of the front cover
Spread from Parcous: Chacun son temps. The left page shows an ink illustration of a recently fired gun, with smoke coming out of the muzzle. The right page is a short poem titled "Parti en fumée."
Sample spread: ink illustration and poem by youth from Collectif Porte-Voix
Spread from Parcous: Chacun son temps. The left page is a photograph of a young person talking on a phone. The photo is taken from behind a glass. The right page is a short prose text written by youth living in Cité des Prairies.
Sample spread: photo and prose by youth from Collectif Porte-Voix
Spread from Parcous: Chacun son temps. The book is opened on a short prose poem (left page) and a series of handwritten statements (right page) by young people in Montreal's youth center Cité des Prairies.
Sample spread: poem and handwritten reflections by youth from Collectif Porte-Voix