Fourteen Poems

  • Janine Stromberg

Fourteen Poems is a quarterly journal showcasing the best of LGBT+ contemporary poetry. The founder, Ben Townley-Canning, provided me with a great brief which boiled down to ‘imagine Sylvia Plath reading Butt Magazine.’ The result is a modern take on Gilbert Baker’s pride flag, utilising a colourful, soft pastel palette paired with bold typography. In order to allow the poetry to take center stage, the Ben and I agreed to exclude imagery from the identity and printed book. I chose a classic serif typeface to set the book in and add gravitas to the publication. This project is close to my heart as it provides a platform to young and marginalised artistic voices.