Anderson Publishing Grant

  • Poster series II
  • Development, Promotional design
  • The Anderson
  • Richmond, VA
  • August 20, 2018 – Present

Development and promotional design (ongoing poster series) for The Anderson, on-campus gallery serving the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

The Anderson Publishing Grant was developed with Chase Westfall the director of The Anderson in fall 2018, an ongoing initiative aimed at supporting student editions within VCU’s School of the Arts. This grant supports student projects of all kinds including traditional bound publications, zines, experimental book forms, posters, audio/video media, and digital or web-based publication.

The promotion of the grant assigns publishing in its most basic sense ‘to make something public’ repositioning the poster format as public wall. The series evolves as a caricature of the modern graffiti site, each design is a result of covering the previous and re-writing its form. The work is a collaboration with James Payne, who draws on his skills as a former graffiti writer to generate typographic illustrations used for each iteration.

Anderson Publishing Grant poster series timeline

Spring 2022

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Spring 2022