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Publisher Note

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

Radical American artist, educator and once-devout Catholic nun, 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, the celebratory publication reproduces for the first time, Kent’s International Signal Code Alphabet within fine art monograph format.

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

Artist Monograph

Corita Kent

International Signal Code Alphabet

edited by Pascale Georgiev, Kingston Trinder

Release Place Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
Release Date May 2018
Designer: Capucine Labarthe
Collection: Corita Art Center
Artist: Corita Kent
Printrun 1200
ISBN-13: 978-0-9975935-5-6
Language English
Work Creation Date 1968
Format Hardcover
Binding Layflat Sewn Binding, Cloth Case Bound
Dimensions 9.5 × 13.5 × 0.5 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 26 Art Plates in 4 spot colours to match original serigraphs
Material Cloth over 3mm board
Technique Silkprint + Foil