Joseph Bisat MarshallARTicle Press2013

I was commissioned by ARTicle Press and Birmingham City University to co-design a series entitled Zetesis, Journal for the Intersecting Landscapes of Fine Art, Philosophy and the Wild Sciences and a one-off publication entitled On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, with designer Sheena Calvert. Both were published by ARTicle Press, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design and the Centre for Fine Art and Research.

The first volume of Zetesis is entitled The Cruelty of the Classical Canon and is a collection of fourteen articles. Design takes a prominent position in the publication and is the subject of the final chapter that I co-authored.

Zetesis was designed as two parts: the main book, which comprised purely of text, and the booklet of images and shorter texts, which formed a gallery where images were intended to be viewed as a collection and not individual works scattered amongst a whole. The two are packaged and sold together.

On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation – also a collection of fourteen articles – is a rethinking of photography in light of digital transformation. The cover design is not my own; I worked purely on the inside typography and layout, which answered the brief for a novelistic reading experience.

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon booklet, 155 x 210mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon booklet, 155 x 210mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon booklet, 155 x 210mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon booklet, 155 x 210mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon booklet, 155 x 210mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

Zetesis: The Cruelty of the Classical Canon, 170 x 230mm, 2013

On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, 140 x 215mm, 2013

On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, 140 x 215mm, 2013

On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, 140 x 215mm, 2013

On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, 140 x 215mm, 2013

On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, 140 x 215mm, 2013

On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond Representation, 140 x 215mm, 2013