Student Poetry Journal: Fire 7-2002 book
Student Poetry Journal: Fire 7-2002 book
Student Poetry Journal: Fire 7-2002 book
Student Poetry Journal: Fire 7-2002 book

Student Poetry Journal: Fire 7-2002 book

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 2002

Description

The project was to create a milestone issue of the MICA Student Poetry Journal, taking it from a stapled handout to a formal publication while still maintaining the continuity of the annual. The theme, to this end, is “The New Fire Is Born from the Ashes of Old Fire.” The task that followed was to define design criteria for the ashes and the fire. One possible strategy seemed to be strictly forbidding the use of explicit images or color schemes to represent fire. The material for the external components, as well as color schemes and typefaces, were selected so that the tangible part of the book subtly conveys the fragility and volatility of ashes, thereby leaving the title “Fire” to be perceived through the poetry itself. A limited budget made it possible—or necessary—to have a handmade cover and packaging.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2002
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Maryland Institute College of Art
Creative directors
Lew Fifield, Hwa Lee
Art director
Hwa Lee
Designers
Alia Chungtai, Ben Kutil, Hwa Lee
Production director
Hwa Lee
Production coordinator
Hwa Lee
Trim size
4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Pages
96
Quantity printed
500
Typefaces
Bembo, Trade Gothic
Printer
Advance Printing Incorporated
Papers
Domtar Titanium Natural Smooth 170 lb. Text, Mohawk Tomahawk Charcoal 80 lb. Cover, bookbinding chipboard
Binder
Advantage Bookbinding Inc.
Binding method
Perfect-bound
Jacket designer
Hwa Lee
Jacket printer
Fine Arts Engraving Company
Author
Maryland Institute College of Art
Editor
Max Fuchs
Publisher
Maryland Institute College of Art
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