NINTH LETTER is a bi-annual publication/course comprised of writing submissions from around the world, submitted to the Creative Writing department at the University of Illinois. Art + Design students, junior and senior standing, apply to the course with a portfolio. Students have ten weeks to create a book of the submitted works, printed in an edition of 3,500. The course and design is under the constraints of a print budget and publisher's deadline. Each book/semester is from scratch for optimum learning experiences.

I created a deadline schedule and together with students, (eight total) engineered a timeline, process and designed piece. I organized visits with printers, editors, authors 
and artists for fully integrated experience. We reserved space for an 'art feature,' which two undergraduate students managed. They interviewed, photographed, edited and designed a feature for a local gallery in Urbana, Illinois run by PhD candidate Bert Stabler and Katie Fizdale. 
two spot color on vellum, typefaces: Akkurat by Lineto and FINKLE by Quinn Keaveney
Printed and bound by OSP Printing, Bloomington, IL 
DIGITAL SPREADS
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