The Shores of Wonder
This publication was designed to be a specialty publication for an exhibit. It's content, a series of essays written by Joe Snodgrass, were meant to inspire and encourage intellectual curiosity and wonder.
It's intent was as the flagship publication of the Education of the Modern World, an umbrella name for a series of projects previously used for similar educational projects. 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 and also won a Michigan State University 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.
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.