CATEGORY

Mix

RANK


PRODUCTION DETAILS

Quantity

500

Page Count

112 + cover + end sheets

Number of Colors

CMYK + 1

Binding

Smythe-sewn with exposed spine

Dimensions

9 × 9 × .625

Paper Stock

New Leaf, Everest White, 80lb
Mohawk Antique Loop, Milkweed, 80lb

Special Techniques


DESIGN CREDITS

Jonathan Black, Kelly Leslie, Ellen McMahon


PRODUCTION CREDITS

Project Coordinator and Production Manager

Ellen McMahon

Binder

Roswell Bookbinding


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LINKS

art.arizona.edu
azlitho.com
letterpressfinesse.com
confluencenter.arizona.edu

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CLIENT

Con­flu­en­cen­ter for Cre­ative Inquiry is a human­i­ties insti­tute at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona, whose mis­sion is to enrich the col­lab­o­ra­tive atmos­phere for inno­v­a­tive research and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary endeav­ors across cam­pus and beyond. They pro­vid­ed fund­ing for the research project and this sub­se­quent pub­li­ca­tion.


BRIEF

The pri­ma­ry goal of the ini­tial project was to under­stand (and teach our stu­dents about) local water and its rela­tion­ship to glob­al cli­mate through our prac­tices of art, design, archi­tec­ture, and cre­ative writ­ing. We hope the result­ing book will raise aware­ness of the impor­tance of this pre­cious nat­ur­al resource.


APPROACH

One goal of the project was to explore ways dif­fer­ent disciplines—art, sci­ence, and design—approach the same top­ic: a local dry riverbed. The cov­er illus­trates this con­cept. The line on the front reads as a riv­er but on the back cov­er, when x and y axes are added, the same line rep­re­sents the declin­ing water table, the demise of a riv­er. This book is the con­tain­er for stu­dent, fac­ul­ty, and com­mu­ni­ty work address­ing local water issues. It was pro­duced as sus­tain­ably as pos­si­ble with design and pro­duc­tion work­ing togeth­er in ser­vice of con­cept and con­tent.

PRODUCTION LESSONS

One of the things that went wrong: The cover boards were delivered from the bindery to the School of Art when I wasn’t there on a shipping palette that wouldn’t fit in the Art building door. Over 1,000 loose boards were stacked in the Art office. I had to check each one individually for grain direction, and pack them into my small car to get them to the letterpress shop. The biggest printing challenges were balancing the tones on the black and white fine art photography and achieving good color reproductions overall on the 100% PCW uncoated stock.

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