Route 57 #15
In 2019 Girasol Press published Issue 15 of Route 57, The University of Sheffield’s creative writing journal, Environs: Modern Natures in collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield. These anthologies of creative work by Sheffield staff, students and alumni are wonderfully designed throughout by the book artist Abi Goodman and printed on risograph by local risograph printers Footprint Workers’ Co-op, Leeds.
Environs: Modern Natures explores the changing relationship between urban and natural environments within a post-industrial landscape. The collection interrogates an array of issues including the Sheffield street tree controversy, climate change and plastic pollution. Abi conceived the volume as a cohesive conceptual response to the theme and to the manuscript, and her attention to detail on every page of these books really plays the words’ meanings off against her visual intellect. The authors were delighted to have their words set in such a beautiful and original way.
Alicia J. Rouverol
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