Art direction and design of the 2015 yearbook of Valand Academy, showcasing the work of students, staff and alumni.
The publication was designed in collaboration with the other editors (Maximilien Van Aertryck, Kjell Caminha, Andreas Engman, Sara Jordenö and Balsam Karam), with our collaboration working more as a fluid exchange of thoughts relating to both the editorial process and the design of the publication.
The cover combines photographs by Johan Andrén, one of the participants of the yearbook, with a multi-line anagram cipher created by me specifically for the publication. The anagrams, all of them being based on the word DIALOGS, and the combination of the photographs build for multiple understandings of what the publication is about and what meanings it might contain. To decipher the title, one could simply use the numbers written below each letter, or look against the light as the letters D I A L O G S spelled out in partial UV coating across the lines of anagram sentences.
Spread featuring work by Johan Andrén, placed at the first and last spread of the publication
Spread from dialog between Patrik Johansson and Sara Jordenö
Spread featuring work by Maria Buyondo and Kaxterê Medina
Spread featuring work by Kim Janson
Back cover featuring photograph by Johan Andrén and anagram cipher by Niklas Persson