the observatory publication was an initiative by miriad, a research group at manchester metropolitan university, to showcase work by lecturers teaching at the university.

the publication’s design was informed by the visual landscape of star constellations, that one might see if gazing at the stars from an observatory tower. a greyboard cover was chosen for the flecks of different coloured paper, which gave it a depth of field, and visual noise.

this stripped back approach kept emphasis on the work of the artists.