Flume Press Chapbook Design

Cover design and inside type set for CSU, Chico’s Flume Press. Randall Brown’s manuscript of ‘very short fiction’ was selected as the 2008 winner to be published by the press. Cover design concept was chosen through several rounds of alternatives by a group of editing students, then refined along side the press’ advisor. Book was sold on campus through the English Department and also by the author on a short book tour. The mosaic of the cover design is a group of striking images from several of the short stories. The constraint of only using two colors on the cover prompted the use of a dusky pink sunset color mentioned in one of the stories. Classic typefaces and organization allow the type to become invisible so as not to detract from the riveting stories.