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Kevin McMahon
The SCI-Arc Newsletter

As Newsletter editor from 1988 to 1996, I determined themes, selected content, wrote features, edited interviews and texts by other writers, and supervised bulk mailing.

The Newsletter functioned as a calendar of upcoming events, a record of recent student and faculty work, and a general-purpose promotional piece. Each issue was conceived as a poster, and the challenge of inventing a new format every time necessitated intensive collaboration with the designer April Greiman, and her assistants, most prominently Sean Adams and Norrine Morioka. We had a free hand, but a pretty tight budget.

For eight years the Newsletter was an event: people hated it and loved it. In 1993 it won the Certificate of Excellence from the Art Directors' Club of L.A. Newsletters were featured in the 1995 Arc en RĂªve Centre d'Architecture exhibition April Greiman/Ce n'est pas ce que vous croyez, and the September/October 1993 issue of Communications Arts.