Bye Bye Island
The effects of climate change (such as faster sea level rise, increased coastal erosion, and more frequent storms) are showing devastating consequences in different places around the world in the form of land loss. The book Bye Bye Island shows the slow demise of the fictional South Pacific island Bogus over the course of a hundred years.
A shrinking mold cast in wax symbolizes the sinking into the ocean. The imagery is complemented by a scientific text. The progressive reduction in the size of the text illustrates the rise in sea level and the resulting increase in land loss. The index uses infographics based on quantitative data to explain sea level rise in a local and global context. Bye Bye Island aims to touch the reader on an emotional level. On the other hand, the geological and physical processes and effects of land loss caused by water are to be made clear.
Conzept and design: Audrey Rappold, Max Keller