Cover design for a design journal

PrizeFinalists in Illustrate (graphic)
CompanydesigNV [design + envy]
ArtistNeeta Verma
Design TeamCreative director: Neeta Verma; Production director: Gail Papay; Book Designer: Karen Meyers
ClientMIT Press
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The twelve tiered and stacked squares work together to showcase the title of the journal. The smaller squares, together, form a larger square that serves as an aperture–providing a theoretical framework through which history, theory, and criticism are viewed, presented, and disseminated. The front and back have a temporal relationship. While the back signifies beginnings with empty outlined squares and letterforms within, the front presents the same outlined squares and letterforms now filled with inquiry and analysis that are the distinguishing attributes of this scholarly journal.

Neeta Verma is an Associate Professor and area head for Visual Communication Design at The University of Notre Dame. For over 25 years she has led a design firm, working exclusively for museums, cultural organizations, not-for-profits, and educational institutions. Working for national and international clients, like American Red Cross, The New York Botanical Garden, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Wildlife Conservation Society. Her design practice spans branding and marketing, way-faring, and web development.