Spectra is the first comprehensive collection of student work from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Graphic Design Program in over a decade. Showcasing the work of CalArts’ Graphic Design class of 2013, the works in this volume represent  a range of values along multiple continuums—from print to electronic media, personal work to collaborative efforts—displaying a fluidity between concept-driven and formal solutions.

Whereas a single spectrum describes a smooth path with infinite values in between, the geometry of many is flecked with intersections that are distinct points of reference. Spectra examines these nodes, suggesting threads that run through individual bodies of work as well as well as the work of the Cal Arts Graphic Design Program as a whole.

Featuring essays by Lorraine Wild, Gail Swanlund, and Ian Lynam.

Published by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

First edition, 2014

96 pages, full-color offset (w/ fluorescent), 6.5 × 9.25 inches