Anthology II book launch
Book launch and Readings 2018.
Anthology II was launched during the Summer Show 2018 private view, with readings by four of the student-authors from the book. Franki Barker-Johnson, Phil Durham, Alessia Galatini and Fatha Ibrahim took to the microphone to read from work featured in the book to an audience in the garden of The Wash House at Calcutta House.
The book features twenty-two stories, sequences of poetry and critical essays by fourteen graduates for The Cass’s English Literature & Creative Writing courses. Each piece has been illustrated by a Graphic Design BA or Illustration and Animation BA student from Ellipsis studio in Visual Communication. And the whole book has been designed, typeset and produced by Ellipsis studio, with Carlos Valencia acting as lead designer, and a cover designed by Karl Fitzgerald.
“Everything in the book is the result months of creative decision-making and discussion by the design students on how best to respond to the ideas, themes and images in the writing students’ work,” said Trevor Norris, Course Leader of English Literature and Creative Writing.
“The collaboration represents a transformation of the students’ work and practice,” said Angharad Lewis, lecturer in Visual Communication who co-lead the project. “The writing students’ words are presented on a stage beyond the word-processing document or notebook— they are crafted, duplicated, reproduced and distributed. The graphic design and illustration students’ skills and creativity are stretched by the experience of working with original content and a ‘live’ relationship. Above all, the work of both groups of students is delivered into the hands, eyes and ears of an audience that, through the pages of this printed book, travels beyond the expected confines of the academic setting”.
Anthology I and Anthology II are available for £5 each. If you would like to buy a copy please email Angharad to: firstname.lastname@example.org.