Forme 01: Untruth


Forme is a letterpress publication, typographically investigating science’s explanations of the world around us by committing ink to paper.

‘Untruth’ is the subject of the first issue which looks at how we navigate a world riddled with misinformation and fake news. A commissioned feature from cognitive neuroscientist Neil Garrett reveals how our brains react to messages we suspect to be false and what motivates us to investigate further, even when we know we’re being lied to. This is accompanied by examples of sensational newspaper headlines, absurd clickbait, tenuous urban myths and ambiguous fortune cookie messages, all with captions that expose their inaccuracies.

The pamphlet, which can also be displayed as a poster when unfolded, has been printed from hand-set and hot-metal type. Printed letterpress, ‘Forme’ refers to the locked-up arrangement of type inside a chase for printing.

Printed on Neptune Unique soft white 120gsm
Size: 163mm x 230mm (645 x 460mm unfolded)
Limited edition of 250 copies

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See also: Forme 02: Curses and Forme 03: Tearful

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All prints are numbered. Each is inked, printed and folded by hand which may cause slight variations in appearance from these images.