Working closely with Kendall’s friends and mother on a posthumous collection of writings, we had the challenge of finding the middle ground of designing and printing something that celebrates Kendall to her family and community, yet capture the essence of her subversive style that she might approve of being represented as, through the design.
Writer: Kendall Michelle Daigle [RIP]
Editors: Benjamin Morris
Cover Art: Sage Rose
5.25 x 7.5 in.
4 types of Interior Stock
1st Edition of 750
Handsewn by Yuka Petz
French fold cover
Interior produced in-house.
Full color plates by the Prolific Group, Canada
Introducing a writing editor to the project was incredibly helpful in parsing the poetry and prose with a keen eye on how they could be represented in separate sections of the publication. The idea was to demonstrate an arc of her state of being through her writings, from highs to lows. Using colored paper, ranging from white to beige to tan to grey and reversed back through this spectrum, the writings existed within these sections as her states of thought, rather than chronologically as originally authored. The ‘chapters’ also included dreamlike abstracted smoke / clouds at each section break to offset these varying states of mind and was meant to include the reader on a journey, seamlessly into her descent and ascension.