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Jana Pesicova

Jana Pesicova



Year of birth: 1979

Place of birth: Príbram, Czech Republic

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In graphic design the first or last line of a paragraph is called a widow if it ends up on its own on a different page or column from the rest of the paragraph. You ideally avoid widows when setting a text, as they are deemed to disrupt the flow. But sometimes this is impossible and they occur.

My degree project is a book with widows as its main subject, and it comprises a collection of widows from other books. In my book they are given the opportunity to restore their damaged reputation. They gain the space they are otherwise criticised for. Despite everything the actual word widow is of metaphorical significance. Great emphasis is placed on the illustrative part of the book.