Unfinished is a lettepress poster by Beautiful Angle, created in July 2012.
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Unfinished was designed, written, and printed in July of 2012. This was part of the Myth/Mystery project, funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission. The image on this poster was created from a linocut hand-carved by local designer and illustrator Scott Bailey. The image was first used on Feel Your Way, in September 2003.
The words on this poster were paraphrased from the poem by Archibald MacLeish, written after he returned from World War I:
The young dead soldiers do not speak.
Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses:
who has not heard them?
They have a silence that speaks for them at night
and when the clock counts.
They say: We were young. We have died.
They say: We have done what we could
but until it is finished it is not done.
They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished
no one can know what our lives gave.
They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours,
they will mean what you make them.
They say: Whether our lives and our deaths were for
peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say,
it is you who must say this.
We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning.
We were young, they say. We have died; remember us.