Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine

Every year since 1950, Kutztown University has published Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine. The 32-page magazine marries work from both art and writing students. The design direction is inspired by the cut paper art of Henri Matisse and the Essence archives. I designed the 2018 issue to resemble the organic, vintage feel of the past. The vintage feel is communicated from the two-color cover and hand-written nameplate. In the design process, I also curated the art submissions and paired the art pieces to the poetry.