Student Work: Januar Rianto: Fire Of Each Other

As a student project, Januar Rianto, designed and produced an artist’s book for Robert Montgomery (whose work I’ve featured previously), entitled Fire of Each Other. Here’s what Januar has to say about the process and thinking behind the project:
He [Robert Montgomery] vandalized advertising billboards to put up his poetry in order to provide the audience (common people) with a physiological reflection. My take was to highlight his working process. I literally vandalized his work (poems) and put everything on top of them. To highlight his act of being anonymous, a very long poem designed in the gutter on every page of the book, goes unnoticed. And when 6 particular spreads of the book are laid out and arranged in order, it reveals a billboard-like poster that spells his most famous poem. Combined both considered (as poet) and rough (as street artist) manner of his working process.


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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