Arcturus – Publication
Arcturus is publication featuring poems, artwork, photography and stories completed by Highline Community College students during the 2011/12 academic year.
The theme for the book is centered around the famous quote describing the effort it takes to produce high quality writing:
Writing Is Easy; You Just Open a Vein and Bleed
The title was taken from the name of the star Arcturus, owing to its blood red color and intense brightness.
“Arcturus is a red giant star in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth’s sky that is the brightest star in the constellation Boötes (the Herdsman).” (http://www.space.com/22842-arcturus.html)
The design and layout were produced using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The image to the left is a basic representation of the design. The actual final copy contained all of the necessary publication criteria, layout specifications and approximately 50 pages of actual student work.