Extra, Extra! is an exploration into the history of Gerritsen Beach, a small hamlet in South Brooklyn. The town has a rich and colorful history which I tried to uncover through research into news articles. The left pages relate contemporary news articles, and the right pages contain past news articles—going as far back as the late 1800s.
The left-side book starts with the most recent article printed in black and goes backward, with the text for each following article becoming a slightly lighter shade of gray. Likewise the right-side book starts with the oldest article appearing first, printed in a very light gray, and as the articles become progressively older the grays become darker.
The photographs that accompany the articles portray the inhabitants' control over their surroundings (left side), and the affect of time passing and eroding the neighborhood regardless of efforts to stop it (right side).