A personal project of mine, Deadbeat is a publication that documents obituarists, and the art of the obituary. The publication is primarily web-based, but I also designed for it an 8-page promotional newspaper, featuring quotes from obituarists.

The website is heavily inspired by newspaper design, but I was conscious not to make the site feel like it was aping a newspaper in any way. Instead, the design references the physical processes behind the newspapers — halftone printing, inked-up rollers, metal type, etc.

The website's homepage An article on the website The Clippings section of the website A promotional newspaper The website on mobile