Under the Influence

Key West Literary Seminar

The mission of Key West Literary Seminar is to promote the understanding and discussion of important literary works and their authors; to recognize and support new voices in American literature; and to preserve and promote Key West’s literary heritage while providing resources that strengthen literary culture. Established in 1983, the annual Seminar explores a different literary theme each January. The best writers of our time join readers from all over the world for four days of readings, conversations, lectures, panel discussions, and parties that add up to one of today’s smartest and most high-spirited literary gatherings. Topos partnered with KWLS to design all aspects of the Seminar’s 2019 edition: “Under the Influence: Archetype & Adaptation.”

Topos kwls under the influence book 1

Event publication cover; printed offset 2/4; part book, part program, part magazine

Topos kwls under the influence shirt 2

Commemorative t-shirt; screen-printed 2/1

Topos kwls under the influence shirt 3

Graphic translation of the “Under the Influence” theme; animation for video + social media

Topos kwls under the influence poster 2

Commemorative poster; screen-printed 2/0

Topos kwls under the influence event 1

Seminar patrons, awaiting a reading in Key West’s storied San Carlos Theatre; photograph by Mark Hedden