Like most graphic design students, while discovering my passion for design, I also found a interest in graffiti. Having that passing thought of wanting to start paining walls around town and giving the dinky little town some culture, the criminal repercussions totally outweighed adventure. So instead, I decided to document pre-existing graffiti in said town.
For this magazine project, I decided to use the juxtaposition of chaotic graffiti as the subject with clean/modern layout as the presentation. I think delivery added to the impact of the content. Two of the articles I wrote myself. One about graffiti present in Hattiesburg, MS (Bombin’ the Burg) and one about the graffiti left on the ruins of Six Flags New Orleans post-Katrina (6 Flags After Katrina). Other articles included an artist profile of Shepard Fairey and a brief history of graffiti in New York and Philadelphia.
One of my favorite parts of this magazine, other than my love of layout projects, was the cover. In retrospect, I’m not a fan of the logo at all. It’s actually kind of embarrassing, honestly. But, the image of the wall with the graffiti is a favorite of mine. I took an image of a wall and Photoshopped two graffiti pieces on it. I think it turned out pretty successful and still love it to this day. Just got to figure out that logo, though. 🙂