Project type: Editorial ∙ Client: SESAH Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians∙ Timeline: 4 months
The Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
This is an editorial project developed in collaboration with the Dr. Robin Williams, chair of the Architectural History Program, and Jason Fox, chair of the Graphic Design Program at SCAD who gave a important direction. The publication aims to bring a contemporary look to the Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (ARRIS). The two thematics sets of this journal include how architectural works relate to the history canon and an investigation of the role of climate control before and after the introduction of electricity.
Academic audience involving mainly architectural historians, architects and historic preservationists in the United States are the final users. The cover of the journal is a black and white full page photography of the Façade view, Farnsworth House (Jon Miller © Hedrick Blessing). The interior pages and abstracts section give the same treatment and importance to photographs to make the design striking and contemporary. The publication combines Interstate and Miller typefaces in a versatile grid that allow a consistent use of negative spaces and different widths of text columns.
For the purpose of the publication promotion and wider distribution, a digital version (e-book) was developed. The EPUB Fixed Layout format bring different ways to easily navigate throughout the pages and allows to add interactivity to immerse the users in more engaging experiences with the buildings. It also allows to work with live text to copy contents and hyperlinks. One of the uses of the last is to link footnotes. The EPUB file is readable in any device.