Anne Ulku

Six Word Story Every Day

A collaborative personal project, the idea for Six Word Story Every Day was based of a well-known Ernest Hemingway story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This story was said to be the most meaningful, shortest story ever written —and one of Hemingway’s greatest works. Together with writer, Van Horgen, we created our own stories, using six words, design and typography, every day for an entire year. The project became an exploration of words, text, typography, design, interpretation and story telling. After a year of creating a story every day, the project continued on to be open to the creative community. Writers and designers would submit their own personal six word stories and designs. Stories were curated every day to post again for an entire year.