Revival magazines highlights student work

Kiana Brincks

Two bodies back to back, stripped and painted is the first image to lay eyes on when picking up a copy of Revival’s 13th issue.

Issue No. 13 is Revival magazine’s latest creation.

On Dec. 12 at Design on Main, Revival hosted their release party for the newest issue. The downtown gallery scene provided space for viewers to gather for the reveal. This was the first chance for the public and Revival team to get their hands on the official copy of the magazine.

At the release party, attendees also had the opportunity to listen to a featured writer of the magazine.

Samantha Barbour is an Iowa State graphic design alum, who now pursues a career as an assistant professor of digital arts at Louisiana State University.

Barbour gave the crowd a taste of her experience working in design to make a difference. Her article in Revival is titled It Would Be Interesting. Its a story about personal upbringing of being passionate in making a change and awareness to sexual assault.

Stella Lee, editor in chief of Revival, said the purpose of the newest issue is trying to get people to think in different ways. Whether it being the way they design, take pictures of themselves, or the way they think of their world views.

Many different students were involved to create this magazine since there is a wide variety of opportunity to be involved in Revival. Each played a role in contributing their talents and ideas to fulfill the magazine’s purpose

“I mainly focused on being one of the design directors for the magazine and encouraging exploration of new ideas and concepts when it comes to how we think about editorial design,” Benjamin Scovill said, co-design director.

Scovill worked alongside Stacie Moorman as the design directors. Both directors had the chance to be hands on for every page.

Moorman describes the magazine as being diverse while remaining cohesive.

“While our content and design styles vary immensely from page-to-page, it still feels like a sophisticated publication that was highly considered from the bold cover page down to tiny page numbers,” Moorman said.

This issue in particular brings a spotlight to societal issues and topics the team was passionate about.

“I think readers can expect a broad range of content. We have stuff that’s really complex, and minimalistic,” Ashley Brimacomb said, Revival member.

Alexandra Voelker, Revival member, discussed her hopes of readers feeling passion from the content and question their own opinions.

Revival members each had their individual passions for certain issues displayed in the magazine. Issues such as sexuality, mental illness and more.

“I wrote a piece in the magazine talking about how our generation needs to be more vocal. It’s about bridging that gap of taking action to make a change,” Voelker said, talking about her passion in content from the magazine.

This is just one example of a member creating work out of their passion.

For Tia Nieland, magazine member, Revival is a breath of fresh air and a place to voice your opinions without judgement while creating work freely.

“This magazine means opportunity; opportunity to discuss, collaborate, experiment, challenge, argue, expose, create,” Moorman said.

Seeing the finished product in real life is a proud moment for Lee.

“I’m proud but sad because it’s all come to an end. The magazine has a whole different life now since it is in the reader’s hands to interpret,” Lee said. “I am very grateful for the entire team I got to work with.”

Copies for the public will be available at magazine stands in each college’s building.