“A Coat”

Another Neatline-powered typesetting project: a lovely little poem called “A Coat,” in which Yeats renounces what he considers to be the stylistic affectation of his work in the 1890’s and vows to write with a more “naked” simplicity. This time, I wanted to invert the descending motion of the line from Macbeth – the first line of the poem is the “smallest” or “deepest,” and each successive line is positioned below the last, at a much larger scale, so that the previous line notches into a gap formed by the letter glyphs. Read the poem by scrolling down to zoom out.

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