[Claremont, California:]: Scripps College Press, 2010. One of 103 copies. The text presented in various typefaces with color illustrations and the pages presented as if they are layered windows open on a computer desktop. As new. Full dark red cloth over boards, three holes in the top cover reveal red, green and blue dots. Oblong folio. 11 7/16 x I7 5/16." Item #15507
The Typography class was asked to develop a list of one hundred significant problems in America, and subsequently organized them into seven categories. After extensive in-class discussion, they decided to select addiction to media for their advocacy efforts because it is continually in the news as a growing problem. The all have extensive experience with the deluge of information on the internet and the latest social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter, and even have friends who are on the verge of addiction. Their goal became not only to promote awareness of the consequences of addictive behavior, but also to reveal the lure of new media that seduces us daily.
The texts are presented on Nideggen, Frankfurt Crdme, and Frankfurt White papers to imitate the layering on a computer desktop with the deluge of information from the internet. A11 the type was hand-set from metal typefaces, which included Scripps College Old Style, Optim4 Centaur, Univers, Garamond, Caslon, Goudy Modern, Fournier, Weiss Initials, and Forum Capitals. The SML code on the title page was written as a computer science class assignment to encode / decode RSA encrypted messages; it was printed as a photopolymer plate. The printed colors are inspired y the RGB system, as might be seen on a computer. Imagery was carved into linoleum and printed on four Vandercook presses. The binding material, Quinel Graphite, was chosen to resemble the soft cases that protect laptops and iPads from damage.