The Grace College Art Department and the Brethren Missionary Herald Publishing Company (BMH) have recently formed a joint partnership to provide publication services while giving hands-on experience to current college students and recent graduates.
Terry White, Executive Director and Publisher of BMH, explained that the BMH Books division is using student interns and recent graduates from the college to set and proof type for books, to create illustrations, and to design covers for certain products.
Prof. Art Davis, chair of the college Art Department, said the arrangement presents a unique opportunity for his students and recent graduates.
“Students have the advantage of face-to-face communication with the client,” Davis says, “and they are building a portfolio of published work that will give them a distinct advantage in marketing their creative skills.”
A new visual identity and corporate logo for BMH were developed through a contest conducted in a senior graphics class last year. More recently, a series of twelve portrait illustrations for the book Heroes Who Live On, Vol. 2 was drawn by graduate Sarah Pratt, who is also designing the book’s cover. In addition, students and alumni of the Art Department are typesetting and designing other books and publishing projects for BMH.
BMH Books’ website is www.bmhbooks.com.