Maker's Space Mag, currently in it's initial start-up/ fundraising phase, is my biggest undertaking to date. The idea is to create a quarterly independent publication about and for creative people. The target audience is the young, apartment dwelling, and generally underpaid population of musicians, artists, crafters, and designers that make up so much of our culture.
The idea for Maker's began with a photography project. In Seattle, WA, I put up a craigslist ad asking for volunteers to let me photograph their studio spaces and interview them. The requirements were open-ended; basically anyone who made ANYTHING, whether they were musicians, painters, crafters, or carpenters, was of interest to me. The response from the public was awesome, and I was able to tour the work spaces and homes of several local creatives. Mid-process I realized that there was a general lack of connection and communication between "makers" of different disciplines. The idea of creating a publication which could somehow unite these disciplines and help people connect across mediums eventually turned into this magazine.
I am hoping to launch Maker's Space in Fall 2012. If enough funds are raised through KickStarter (campaign beginning soon) I will proceed to hire other artists, designers, and writers to fill out the first issue. In the meantime, here is the basic branding concept and some proposed spreads I've fleshed out. Photography, copy, and design, all my work.