The third-year magazine stream students put out a year-end publication of their field notes assignments. For those not attuned to modern Canadian magazine parlance, field notes are what The Walrus calls their sub-1,000 word explorations of the world’s most curious places and events. I wrote mine on the Andy Warhol exhibit that happened at the AGO this past fall, mostly because I wanted to observe how the most tittilating, unexpectedly sexual and perverse pieces crafted by arguably the most famous artist in the modern world would be interpreted by the general public.
Anyhow, mostly because I was the only one in the class with a working knowledge of Quark, and because taking on this task meant opting out of a trite assignment in which you had to recreate a three-page spread in some movie rag, I designed this year’s book. The snapshot theme could have been worse, but I think the sculptures by Duane Hanson kept it from falling into a fiery pit of horrible cliches and doom. Plus, never hurts to pay homage to one of my favourite artists by employing his tongue-in-cheek statements about North American culture and the thrill-seeking, trainwreck-gawking kind of journalism that has become so profitable. I hope his estate doesn’t sue me for using it without permission. Here are the results.
The editors’ letter and masthead:
Table of contents:
A sample page:
I forgot to grab an image of the back cover. I’ll do that tonight.