MAGAZINE REVIEW | Backstage

MAGAZINE REVIEW | Backstage

Through the magic of the interwebs, I came across this design magazine, Backstage, published by a design and branding studio, Milk Design Directors, in Europe. They were sold out of their first issue so I snagged their second one. I wanted to get a feel for what other design studios do when they produce a printed magazine.

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BOOK REVIEW | Queen of the Tearling Trilogy

 BOOK REVIEW | Queen of the Tearling Trilogy

Last night I finished the third and final book of the Queen of the Tearling trilogy. I love reading a series, especially when I get so involved in the storyline. Fiction is one of the best ways to discuss political and social issues in a safe way, and this series did a bang up job of touching on the importance of owning our past and learning from it. Otherwise, all you do is make the same mistakes.

If you enjoy a story that combines magic, religion and political chaos - this is it.
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Slim Island

Slim Island
"Protect our planet, it's natural beauty, the many graces and wondrous art. You are in possession of a spectacular place that we all share. Be wise curators of a fragile world."

I had to start this post by highlighting a section of the dedication of my second independent published book, Slim Island, with Gordon Kurby. It is these types of messages that I desire to help share with our human race. The more that we empower our younger generations to make positive impacts sooner, the better it will be for them and our race in the long run.

This is the second hardcover book I designed for Gordon. This version compared to The Foldings was originally intended to be part of a two-part publication. In the end, the author chose to publish this one as a standalone to be associated with it's 'pair' down the road. This was a fictional story without images so we chose Ingramspark's black and white content printing. We chose the cream colour text to allow for easy reading on the eyes. The paper quality was the basic 50# text weight and though there is some see-through on the pages, overall it has a wonderful feel.

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