The Shores of Wonder
This publication (currently out of print) was the BFA thesis project of Joe Snodgrass. Without fully going into the content, it was meant to be a specialty publication one might find at an exhibit. It's content utilizes modern education thinking and postmodern art thinking to inspire and encourage intellectual curiosity and wonder. It is delivered, at least in part, in the form of a manifesto.
It's intent was as the flagship publication of the Education of the Modern World, an umbrella name for a series of projects previously using the same modern education meets postmodern art thinking. It's base is in holistic education combined with a more relatable perspective on the sciences, the impetus to stretch our ability to creatively speculate while tampering everything down with grounded reasoning and fact. It's theme is taken primarily from the first chapter of Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
The publication was highly praised by my advisors (all department heads from their respective academic departments at EWU) and also won a Michigan State University Student News Design award in the Specialty Publications category. The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators – specifically those who create print/web/mobile publications and products. It's alumni have gone on to design for The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine, among others.
A strong app concept was developed in addition to the publication. However, due to time constraints, it was not pursued. It has received some interest from developers, but at this time remains shelved.