BA Graphic Branding & Identity
Glitch Magazine is an on-going project which is still in the planning phase. Throughout the planning phase I have been researching and trying to narrow down what I want the tone & voice of the magazine to be; what message do I want the magazine to convey.
My aim for Glitch is to be a magazine that highlights different creatives from the design & fashion industry to the music industry. All these industries have a creative process within them and I want to highlight the struggles faced when completing these projects for people to be inspired when they read the magazine. I like to think of struggles within the creative process as a glitch similar to the way a computer runs a program but can still highlight a glitch within code. Within every finished project there are various obstacles that can deter us from finalizing a project or getting to a specific place in our life. This could be various things that could get in the way such as mental health, family troubles or maybe race, sexuality & gender was their glitch within trying to make it within the industry.
The whole idea of Glitch Magazine is highlight and embrace these glitches and use this to inspire the young creative generation. This will be highlighted through creative editorials focusing on various individuals. There are various things that I need to consider taking this project forward. I want the magazine to start out being bi-annual. The magazine will be printed and will contain fashion editorials, as well as a website which will contain short films/interviews about some of the people featured within the magazine. Social media will be a huge part of Glitch as I feel that there are many platforms which these stories should be shared on. I want to have a creative event to launch the magazine’s first issue, as well as a creative networking event.
My reasoning for not completing the project yet, is simply because I personally feel that I do not have the current skills to complete such a vast project yet. I don’t yet have all the contacts I need nor the design knowledge/skills to complete this project. I am currently undertaking actions to rectify this.
Recent opportunities that have come to me are allowing me to gain the knowledge and skills to eventually fulfil completing Glitch Magazine. I have begun freelancing for IN Covent Garden Magazine in order to gain experience working for an editorial magazine. I am also starting a 4 week internship for Dazed & Confused Magazine. Within this internship I hope to gain various skills working within a magazine whose focus is on pop and youth culture. Dazed and Confused magazine shares a similar style to how I want my magazine to be like. Through completing this Internship I hope to network and meet various creative people who I hope to one day be able to work on Glitch with.
As I continue my experience within DPS I hope to further my knowledge to better my outcome of my self-initiated project. I aim to perhaps work on this self-initiated project during my final year at university or after I graduate.