Travails Book Series
"Travail” is defined as making painful or laborious efforts, deriving from the latin “tripalium,” a torture instrument consisting of three stakes. Each book in the series employs a different narrative and visual strategy to examine life in the former Soviet Union and related themes including migration, material culture, and memory. Through personal classifications, poetry, familial anecdotes and short prose,
the cumulative series provides a multifaceted firsthand perspective of this intriguing time and place.

The Travails book series is now available to view at the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection



Written & Designed by Sofya Karash
Instrumental Advisors : Stephen Farrell, Mark Booth & James McManus
Set in Quadraat courtesy of FontFont




Things / Вещи / Objects
Volume 1 : issue six of six
Typography based on cyrillic alphabet designed by Cehonin, Russia, 1925.
Photographs by Christine Atkinson






All Are Not Cooks That Walk With Long Knives
Volume 1 : issue five of six






Exchange No. 044640
Volume 1 : issue four of six
Photographs by Christine Atkinson





Kimry Response
Volume 1 : issue three of six
Photographs by Nick Foster






Means of Communication
Volume 1 : issue two of six






Travails
Volume 1 : issue one of six
Typography based on cyrillic alphabet designed by Cehonin, Russia, 1925.