CATEGORY

Mix

RANK


PRODUCTION DETAILS

Quantity

300 limited edition

Page Count

8 + cover

Number of Colors

2

Binding

Side stapled

Dimensions

11 × 15.5

Paper Stock

Cover French Paper Pop-Tone, Sour Apple, cover
French Paper Pop-Tone, Blue Raspberry, cover
French Paper Construction, Safety Orange, cover
French Paper Construction, Fuse Green, cover
Interior Neenah Classic Crest, text

Special Techniques


PRODUCTION CREDITS

Risograph Printing

Brian Walbergh


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LINKS

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CLIENT

Kin­dra Mur­phy is a graphic designer and Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Graphic Design at Min­neapo­lis Col­lege of Art and Design. She designs art pub­li­ca­tions for non-profits, self-initiated projects, and edu­ca­tional mate­ri­als geared towards young audiences.


BRIEF

Over the course of my recent sab­bat­i­cal, I trav­eled a sec­tion of U.S. Route 12 and pho­tographed the sig­nage of once-flourishing busi­nesses. The pub­li­ca­tion attempts to cat­a­logue my per­sonal inter­ests in road­side cul­ture, ver­nac­u­lar sig­nage, and other odd text/image relationships.


APPROACH

Route 12 was a main East–West thor­ough­fare, but has been super­seded by Inter­states 90 and 94. My approach was to let the con­tent drive the out­come and for­mat. I sil­hou­et­ted ele­ments in my pho­tographs to cre­ate thou­sands of forms, giv­ing me the oppor­tu­nity to cre­ate new rela­tion­ships in a new order; these high con­trast images were suited for the Risograph—an inten­tion­ally low-budget print­ing method. This is the first issue and was a give-away at my sab­bat­i­cal opening.

PRODUCTION LESSONS

The main chal­lenge was edit­ing, since I col­lected an enor­mous amount of con­tent. Other than that, there were print­ing com­pli­ca­tions on a Riso­graph printer. I expected imper­fec­tions such as incon­sis­tent ink cov­er­age and off reg­is­tered images, but there was unfore­seen track­ing from the rollers which was a bit of dis­ap­point­ment. I would def­i­nitely do a press­check and buy more paper next time around.

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