Magazine Proposal | April 2017
By keeping our purchases in the community and supporting local artists, we can build an efficient economy where we know where our money is going; therefore, I proposed a magazine for people who wish to learn more about the essence and richness of supporting homemade products. Departments include inspirational people, benefits for the community, and projects the reader can try. It also features female artist, Laura Shields, who takes old book covers and transforms them into jewelry.
To make an eye-catching feature article spread, I began with the idea of using the letters in the title in a similar way the artist makes her own jewelry, so I sketched an idea in Illustrator using one of the book covers she’s used for her own work. This was looking too two-dimensional, but wanting to be three-dimensional, so with the help of my professor, we used a CNC Router to experiment cutting out letters from book covers. First I tried it with the first letter of each word and completed the rest printed, but it was lacking three-dimensionality, so it made sense to cut out every letter from the title. The final steps were to arrange the letters and photograph them in the a lighting studio.