Connecticut Art Directors Club

Document: Magazine Launch: 1/30

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6:00 – 9:00 PM
University of Bridgeport
Arnold Bernhard Center’s Schelfhaudt Gallery
84 Iranistan Ave
Bridgeport CT 06604
(get directions)

Document: is a new magazine created by students at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport.
The first issue, Document: Skins, will launch in the university’s Schelfhaudt Gallery on Wednesday, January 30, from 6-9pm.

Document: is an international culture magazine produced by SASD / University of Bridgeport graphic design seniors, and a handful of students from majors such as English and Mass Communications. Each issue will document diverse cultural responses to universally important themes. As a creative work of UB’s multicultural community, Document: is a snapshot of students’ wide-ranging interests, concerns, fears, and hopes. The magazine seeks to be stimulating and progressive while promoting global dialogue, intercultural understanding, and student voices.

Document: Skins, the magazine’s first issue, offers insights into a wide variety of skins-related topics including tattoos, fingerprints, passing, animal skins, idioms, natural skin care, albinism, face painting, protective gear, plastic surgery, racial identity, and so much more. The magazine is produced in an
edition of 750 copies, with a black-and-white interior and a color cover. For the special edition of 150, the magazine is wrapped in a letterpress printed poster/wrapper. Over the course of the fall 2012 semester, students blogged about their process:

The idea for the magazine originated with SASD adjunct professor Greg Chinn, who approached Chair of Graphic Design Emily Larned with his idea to collaboratively teach a student-produced international culture magazine. “The idea for Document: came about from my interactions with SASD students when I started teaching there. The design student population is really diverse and come from all over the US and abroad. They have very interesting perspectives on life and culture. Whenever we had discussions in class about current issues or topics, I always left the conversations very impressed about the insights the students had,” Chinn says.

“I loved this idea of a student-produced magazine because I could easily imagine what an engaging, collaborative process it would be for the students,” Larned says. “In creating Document:, students researched, brainstormed, wrote, photographed, interviewed, edited, illustrated, designed, critiqued, and otherwise produced this magazine in its entirety. This past semester has been exploratory, experimental, hands-on, and very collaborative. We’re really proud of our students.”
Document: Skins will be given away for FREE at the launch party. Refreshments will be served. Special Edition copies are available for $5; all proceeds go to support the next issue of the magazine.


Emily Larned
University of Bridgeport
Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC)
84 Iranistan Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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