TELL ME I’M FAT


Printed on tan 24lb paper with black ink;
stapled saddle-stitch binding.
5 x 7 in, October 2018



In the This American Life podcast episode 539 titled “Tell Me I’m Fat,” host Ira Glass explores fat through interviews with Lindy West, Elna Baker, and Roxane Gay, among others.

This 16-page publication, which uses the full transcript from the episode, utilizes wide-set typography, thin margins, and tight leading to make the design feel dense, bold, and heavy. The copy is paired with some images from Leonard Nimoy’s “The Full Body Project,” which is mentioned by West in the podcast, as well as photographs of West, Baker, and Gay to supplement the transcript in this printed form.

Part 1/3 of FAT.
See also: See also: FAT: BRANDING; FAT: MIRROR INSTALLATION