GLOSS is a collectable publication about the art and design world. This quarterly magazine is made for anyone interested in a critical look at design and visual culture. Always excellent, this informed, assured title offers a fascinating survey of all things glossy.
Sleek. Polished. Brilliant. Clear. We all like shiny things.
18 designers collaborated over the course of twelve weeks, exploring the concept of 'contrast'
Playing with the differences between organic and man-made objects, designers focused on how the contrast between organic and man-made objects, materials, and space translate to the design and layout of the seasonal issue and inspire page composition.
Designers worked individually to produce editorial spreads following the master style guide, bringing work from a variety of mediums together into conversation with another as equal voices.
Focus was on sequencing and presenting over-saturated online articles of art and design, both text and imagery, in a way that gave each story its own platform. In turn, new layers of resonance were layered & created, all while delivering a cohesive, collectible editorial package.
In the end, a global review of art and design culture was produced.
The Dalston Project
'Untitled' Art Exhibition
Designers worked in teams to create a collection of print deliverables & digital assets coinciding with the Fall 2018 issue...
Print Team – Responsible for creating a production plan, overseeing the production of print collateral, and designing the pocket calendar and mailing envelope.
A robust packaging concept was needed for shipping the quarterly magazine and all of its accompanying materials. The Print team came up with a compartmentalized 'bento box' inspired concept to hold and organize everything in a sleek, minimalist design worth holding onto.
The Print Team also came up with an exploration of a pocket calendar abstraction. Given how GLOSS is artistic-lifestyle based, we went towards an interactive approach that requires some creativity. The square package holds a lens ball in drawstring pouch-- that's it. On the side of the package, @gloss directs you to the Instagram page where prompts are posted everyday for the subscriber to 'build their own' pocket calendar.
By the end, 18 student designers had created a magazine for the smartest, coolest, and most beautiful people in the world;
GLOSS was made for anyone interested in visual culture – the outcome produced for the fall 2018 issue is a manifestation of the best in art and design culture made by the minds of those who will continue to shape it.