Know Your Self

Your DNA is precious. Why give it to tech firms for free?


A letterpressed chapbook exploring online DNA testing kits and the hidden consequences of sharing your most personal information - your genetic data.

Through type, this publication highlights the pressing issues of data protection and privacy policies.

The book features blocks of letters; C,T,G,A, referencing the nucleotides of DNA coding. Sprinkled within these blocks of code are the distressing sentences that were to be found in the terms of conditions of these testing companies. Inheritance by Camille Rankine accompanies these blocks of code, a moving poem that explores themes of lost identity and family.

The book is printed on 250gsm paper, bleached to replicate the splitting of DNA strands.

Designed by: Carol Lewis and Ava McEntee
Letterpressed: The Distillers Press, Dublin










02-2020