Cover, Photograph of Cover, image source: Publisher


Released simultaneously with the standard edition monograph

Publisher Note

Produced in a similar fashion to Corita Kent’s Damn Everything but the Circus, originally released in 1970, International Signal Code Alphabet Special Edition is presented within a commemorative boxset containing all 26 letters, reproduced now as fine art prints. Limited release of 100 copies.

About the book:

International Signal Code Alphabet by Corita Kent, produced in collaboration with the Corita Art Center.

Radical American artist, educator and once-devout Catholic nun, Sister Mary Corita Kent’s provocative serigraphy has entranced audiences for over four decades. Originally completed in 1968, Kent’s Signal Code Alphabet, encompasses a series of 26 kaleidoscopic serigraphs integrating scripture, typography, image, icon, and the maritime flags of the International Code of Signals. As 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of both the series’ completion, and the centennial of Kent’s birth, this celebratory publication reproduces Kent’s International Signal Code Alphabet for the very first time in fine art monograph format.

An introduction is authored by Corita Art Center Director, Dr. Ray Smith, accompanied by a foreword authored by Kent scholar, artist & curator Aaron Rose.

Artist Monograph

Corita Kent

International Signal Code Alphabet

— Special Edition Box Set

edited by Pascale Georgiev, Kingston Trinder

Release Place Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
Edition 1st original edition
Release Date May 2018
Designer: Capucine Labarthe
Collection: Corita Art Center
Artist: Corita Kent
Printrun 100
ISBN-13: 978-0-9975935-6-3
Original Price 175.00 USD
Subform Box Set
Style/Movement Pop Art, Serigraphy Design
Topics Activism, Design, Religion
Methods Illustration, Photography, Writing
References See Standard Edition International Signal Code Alphabet
Language English
Work Creation Date 1968
Format Hardcover
Binding Layflat Sewn Binding, Cloth Case Bound
Dimensions 9.7 × 13.7 × 1.1 inch
Individual Sections 2
Pages 80, paginated
Content Image Plates, Text, Archival Photographs
Color 8, cmyk+PMS red, blue, yellow, black
Material Munken Lynx Rough
Technique Offset
Interior Notes Standard Edition Book included
Material Cloth over 3mm board
Material Cloth over 3mm board
Technique Silkprint
Packing Notes Box Set Exterior - Hard Sleeve.
Pages 26, sheets
Content Envelope with 26 Artwork reproductions in spot colours + 1 commemorative card
Color 4, PMS red, blue, yellow, black
Material Modigliani Paper
Technique Offset
Section Notes Rare reproductions of the entire series, produced in a similar manner to her Damn Everything but the Circus book + prints of 1970.