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Holiday Poems

Holiday Poems

Book designed and published for American artist Matthew Rana, 2015. The typography and formatting of each of the poems in this book are individual emulations of pages taken from one hundred books in Matthew Rana's bibliography read whilst working on Holiday Poems. The typographic treatment works as a kind of palimpsest, carrying over an echo of past readings, giving new unpredictable forms to his poems. As Holiday Poems is an ongoing project and this book is the first volume of a larger body of work, we wanted to produce a design that could be flexible and grow with the project. The emulated layouts can be constantly updated as Matthew's archive of reading and writing grows.