60 Years in 60 Poems
by Faber and Faber (United Kingdom)
60 Years in 60 Poems is an HTML5 web app that brings together poems, archive content and generative design. It was commissioned for the BBC/Arts Council platform The Space as part of the campaign for Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's 'Jubilee Lines' anthology. Built by award-winning content design agency Somethin’ Else, the site features experimental navigation and stunning visualisations of 60 poem readings by generative data designer Stefanie Posavec. Each reflects a poem's unique characteristics – its length, decibel level and frequency – as well as its themes. This is combined with archive footage and images that add rich context to 20 of the poems, delivered through a navigation style that translates a feeling of 'sifting through' – whether through a stack of archive artefacts, or through individual poem recordings.