The L.A. Earthquake Get Ready

The L.A. Earthquake: Get Ready Rally

Designed by award winning graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, The L.A. Earthquake Sourcebook will be available at the L.A. Earthquake: Get Ready Rally. The publication, created by Art Center students and faculty, will be a compilation of the latest knowledge and scientific data about earthquake preparedness and recovery by educational institutions, civic agencies and experts from a variety of fields. The Sourcebook includes striking illustrations and graphic imagery created by renowned designers and artists, enhancing the content in a unique and fresh way. The book also includes a number of literary excerpts from celebrated authors such as Joan Didion and others.

Made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, this publication’s editorial team includes David Ulin, book review editor for the Los Angeles Times and author of The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith and Judith Lewis, science writer and contributor to LA Weekly. The sourcebook has a lead essay by former FEMA director James Lee Witt.

The publication will be used as an outreach tool to local media
and decision-makers and will be available to the public for
purchase through Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. in the
Spring 2009.