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Engaging the Chicago Design Community

April 16, 2014

Repetition is our first issue done under the creative direction of Rick Valicenti and Bud Rodecker (Thirst).

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Designers from our Repetition issue. © Photo by Ross Floyd.

With this new design team the goal is not only to change the look of MAS Context but also rethink how we produce each issue of the design journal. For that reason, we are opening the design of each issue up for collaboration by inviting a select group of emerging and established Chicago designers. Like the essence of the publication, the design of each issue will be a compilation using Thirst’s new design guidelines. We believe this publication can become an on-going mirror of the Chicago design community in response to the global content of MAS Context.

With each issue, we will experiment with this structure, exploring different ways of collaboration and redefining our process. We are really excited to work with Thirst and the Chicago design community within this structure and see what it can generate.

For our Repetition issue we had the pleasure to work with eighteen designers, each one in charge of an article. Here is the group of designers that shaped Repetition:

Nick Adam
Lauren Ayers
Jeremiah Chiu
Renata Graw
James Goggin
Jinhwan Kim
Jennifer Mahanay
Dan Marsden
Jason Pickleman
Kyle Poff
Scott Reinhard
Michael Renaud
Bud Rodecker
Isaac Tobin
Rick Valicenti
Katherine Walker
Beth Weaver
Magdalena Wistuba

Our most sincere thanks to all of them for their great work in Repetition. We love the result of our first collaboration and we hope you do too.