In this original magazine, I wanted to explore the intersections of design, fine art, modern artists and designers. In designing this magazine, I wanted the reader to understand different elements within each artist and their practices and what practically makes their soul unique. This magazine is also fairly different because each issue has 3 contributing artists that draw inside the magazine before its sent to print - so that the artists interviewed can see exchanges between other artists that physically contribute to the making of the publication itself.
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In creating this project we were required to go through archives to find imagery. I found many archival photos that i then produced gifs and videos from. From there I found different ways to execute my concept of projection - I designed booklets and created a website but I then decided to design a mass media form of communication. The traditional newspaper, the kind of newspaper that spoke to many forms of stigma's that I as an African American face every day.
As the Design Editor for The College Hill Independent I constantly work with other computer science majors, illustrators, writers, and editors to design the newspaper every week. I also take part in designing the platform for the website with copywriters. These are issues that I have worked closely with managing editors and writers to develop every week. If you are a bit more interested please check out our website here!
The combination of 3 different essays in one setting. Calls for a celebration - Massimo Viginelli's Long Live Modernism, Katherine McCoy's Rethinking Modernism Reviving Functionalism and Mr. Keedy's Zombie Modernism Essay. These original publications had to be red by me, and redesigned by me - the essays also had to interact or coexist in some way.
So I created the Essay Party. What kind of party would Massimo, Keedy, and Katherine attend - and boy is it confusing as hell.
This was a study I ran in the Rhode Island School of Design Library, and I focused on 10 aspects of the library, like temperature, population, and direction of movement throughout the library. I also focused on the furniture and tried to tie these features together to ask - does price matter?
This is a project I worked on while living in Switzerland and traveling around to France, Germany and Italy. I think what I learned most was how to adapt to a new environment with my work and my livelihood. What I also learned was how to live in a German speaking country and find my way around new spaces whilst looking for large amounts of possible inspiration. Thus, I created a system that allowed me to freely design and experience new places and people and acurately depict them in these patterns.