Melbourne poet Emilie Collyer’s wanted to reflect the time she spent as a ‘Poet in Residence’ at c3 Contemporary Art Space in Melbourne (part of the Australian Poetry Café Poet Program) in the form of an illustrated chap book.
Emilie commissioned me to collaborate with her to illustrate and design the collection of poetry entitled Your Looking Eyes. Her poetry focuses on the small, beautiful and sometimes dark details of everyday life and we really wanted that to be reflected in the design, keeping the book small. The books were printed at Dawn Press using the RISO machine on Envirocare paper for a textural feel and we used green metallic staples to link back to the colour used throughout.
The limited edition, numbered print run came with a double sided print of Emilie’s poem Object of Desire, Gocco printed on green and pink paper.