Miami Beach: A State of Things
"'Miami Beach: A State of Things' is an artist book that explores the future environmental impacts on Miami Beach through Risograph and Letterpress printing.
"The book is folded in varying dimensions to create unique compositional moments—allowing viewers to see the whole or see individual scenes within the book. The visuals are inspired by architecture details like the MacArthur Causeway Bridge, historic maps, and images of events in Miami Beach. These are depicted with compositions of wood type letterforms, to help portray climate change’s potential and drastic impact on Miami Beach’s historical community." — Tipping Point, Mid America Print Council
Minimal but powerful text discusses the growth and importance of the city’s infrastructure throughout history and more importantly, the fear that it might not last much longer. The front panel, stating “evacuation routes may vanish under the ocean in an emergency,” shows the growing threat of global warming on the city of Miami Beach. The strategic use of orange accents and bold black type, work in the idea of urgency surrounding what needs to be done in order to combat the continuous rise in water levels and to prevent the loss of the wonders of Miami Beach to the detriments of climate change and inundation.
Mid America Print Council
environment, Florida, architecture, climate crisis
12.5” x 19” unfolded
Paper, woodblock letterpress
Letterpress and Risograph
Fuchs, Ashley, "Miami Beach: A State of Things" (2020). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 115.