———designed at Concordia University
CUJAH, Concordia University’s annual art history publication is written, designed and produced by undergraduate fine arts students. For CUJAH’s 15th publication, the Art History Department requested the journal highlight the incredible work written by undergraduate students in an eye-catching, modern way.
I worked on a team with three other graphic designers (Gavin Park, Van Le and Andi Hernandez) to complete the project. We were given creative freedom with the journal which allowed us to think outside of the box and create something really unique. We brainstormed concepts separately and came to a collective decision to take a more alternative approach to the art history journal than had been done in the past. The concept of volume, in terms of scale and colour, was chosen to create an attention-grabbing and visually interesting journal. We chose to break out of modernist grid systems by intersecting bits of information into the dense text blocks and staggering the page sizes; shifting the way readers navigated through the book. Keeping with this dynamic theme, we decided to print the entire publication in a monochrome vibrant red hue, making the overall design really visually impactful.
The publication was a great success and Concordia University's Art History Department was extremely happy with the outcome. With its vibrant colour, lively text treatment and uniquely staggered pages, the 15th publication definitely made for a very memorable edition of the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History.