Ninth Letter is a collaborative arts and literary project produced by the Creative Writing Program and School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign. Edited and designed by faculty and students as part of the core curricula of both programs, the journal's mission is to present original literary writing of exceptional quality, illuminated by cutting-edge graphic design.
I co-art directed issue 14.1 with Nan Goggin and Brock Landrum, working with undergraduate designers, illustrators, and photographers to produce imagery and typographic layouts using the conceptual theme "struggle/strength." In addition to art direction, I also designed the cover, the art feature, a special poetry feature entitled, "Going Beyond Good: A Poetry Revision Portfolio", and several end pages and interior division pages.
Photos by: Monica Wilner