The Next Wave Festival is the signature program of BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. With a line-up of emerging artists and innovative modern masters, the festival features contemporary performances, avant-garde music, theatre, opera and dance. It has been described as adventurous art for adventurous audiences.
The 2019 festival program* was printed entirely on vellum loosely based on the idea of experiencing what comes next. Comprising individual booklets for each of the 10 events, the cover was a tribute to the rich history of the festival as well as the raw and audacious energy that the festival has come to be known for.
*Created for a Graduate Typography assignment at the Maryland Institute College of Art, under the watchful guidance of Jennifer Cole Phillips (JCP).
The program jacket held 11 booklets: 10 for each performance, and an Introduction. The latter contained information about the festival as a whole and a table of contents, much of it Risograph-printed gold onto vellum.
Individual booklets were designed for the 10 events. Each was subtly adapted to suit the content and mood of its event, in addition to text and image interacting on and between the translucent pages.