Issue One: Joint Forces

Likewise Magazine is a publication founded and designed by Kansas City based designer Sara Garrison. In Issue One of Likewise, the magazine focuses on a theme of collaboration, and when presented with brainstorming on my part with Likewise, I knew I wanted to team up with someone to create work for the issue.

My collaborator on this project was Gabrielle Flores, a Kansas City based artist and close friend. We were given the task to create a tote bag exclusive for the release of Issue One of Likewise Magazine. On the tote bags, the emphasis on color, chaos, and organic shapes were apparent. We traditionally designed the bags with drawings and collage and manipulated the piece digitally, concluding with a 4 color screenprinted tote bag, and an edition of 100 bags. 

The release party was a joint force with Anna VanGheem's fashion show, The More Crooked Our Teeth Get. Along with the creation of bags, the collaboration went even further. Gabrielle and I included a collaborative effort on dress designs for the release party to compliment the tote bags, and styled the look accordingly. The display for the tote bags at the release party is designed and built by Kylie McConnell.

Lastly, the collaboration went as far as a piece in the magazine itself, where I designed a planter with loud colors and striking surface design. The planter was included in a photoshoot styled by Sara Garrison and photographed by Nelson Pereira.