Lauren Kessinger |  Nothing New
Billy Joe
The Authenticated History of Billy Joe is a book project I made in a graduate studio called Designer in Society. I used parts of lyrics from 75 classic country music songs to write the narrative history of a single fictional character, Billy Joe. The layout of the story changes as the narrative changes; when bad things happen to Billy or themes repeat through generations such as alcoholism, the text becomes photocopied strips of the words to show the repetition. Each character also has their own type setting to separate their speaking voice from the main narrative.