SURFACE Magazine explores manifestations of artistic expressions on all types of surfaces (fashion, architecture, and nature), but more specifically, offers a poetic yet refined visual study of the intersection of high fashion and surface design.
This publication is designed by a team of graphic designers within Surface World, a transdisciplinary studio class in the Illustration Department of ArtCenter College of Design. The class setting is a collaborative collective comprised of students from diverse art and design backgrounds: Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design and Environmental Design. The client, Neiman Marcus, provided its four display windows along Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills to showcase surface designs created by the surface designers (Illustration, Product and Environmental Designers). Each of the four window displays showcased pattern designs based on a specific sartorial motif: Stripe, Floral, Plaid and Pop. The Graphic Design team created a publication that documents the visual story of the surface patterns of each window with an editorial twist and reinterpretation, as well as typographic treatment for the display windows.
Welcome to SURFACE Magazine (F/18—Issue 01)
Display Windows—Typographic Treatment and Closer View
In addition to the publication, the graphic design team crafted different quotes based on each window's sartorial concept.
Also shown are moments during the installation day of all the artworks created by the surface designers.
Location: 9700 Wilshire Boulevard. Beverly Hills, CA. Exhibited: 09.17.2018–10.01.2018
Brand Identity Design
Ingredients: Business cards, cotton canvas bags, and identity & event poster series.
SURFACE in Motion
Encapsulating the visual story of the four windows and four main chapters of SURFACE Magazine into a motion reel.
Displayed on the first three floors of Neiman Marcus (Beverly Hills). Audio: Cirrus by Bonobo.
Thank you Jon Nguyen and Christine Nasser for your support and guidance. Special thanks to the Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills Visual Team: Darrin Rowland, Benjamin de León, and Patrick Bou, to my friend and collateral model Mason J. Beck, and to my four-legged photo studio assistant, Nuri.
Editorial & motion design by Peace Park, Judith Kim, Sera Lee and Kevin Yoon.