In my home state of Wisconsin, the seasonal shifts are extremely noticeable, and they create obvious markers of the current time of the year. After my relocation to Florida to attend school, the seasonal changes that I was accustomed to disappeared almost entirely, leaving me without perceptible signs as to progression of the year. I dedicated this project to the season of spring, one of the only aspects of Wisconsin that I truly miss.
The text in this chapbook takes the form of a haiku, with the alliterative words emphasizing melting snow, growth, and sunlight – qualities inherent to springtime. Additionally, the paper in the book progresses from blue-violet to bright orange, representing the progression of a cold winter to a warm summer. This effect was accomplished using a split roll monotype technique that allows for the production of easily reproducible gradients.
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Book Arts & Typography
Rollins College, "Spring" (2019). 14th Annual Student Book Arts Competition. 12.