CONVERGENCE

Mockup of the Book Review in the second issue of Convergence Magazine: "Paradise Camp by Yuki Kihara"

Convergence is a bi-annual magazine dedicated to the diffusion and promotion of the arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. It aims to bring an informed and inclusive perspective on artists, objects, and practices related to these continents and histories. 

Role
Art director


Format
Digital and print magazine (A4, 120 pages, English & French)


Project duration
2021-ongoing


Design tools
InDesign and Photoshop

THE CONCEPT

Bringing Convergence to life has been a huge challenge, as our goal with Convergence was to break with the tendency of using dark, mysterious, or antiquated themes for non-Western art, often through an anthropological rather than artistic lens. In contrast, I wanted to visually express that indigenous arts from around the world are vibrant, diverse, complex, relevant to all, and very much thriving.

Gif showing a hand dropping the second issue of Convergence magazine on a desk

The intent of this design is to help catch the eye of readers who may not have thought that the arts of Africa, Americas, Asia, and Oceania were their cup of tea. And, last but not least, I hope that this visual identity helps showcase these arts and artists in the way that they should be celebrated.

Mockup of Convergence #2, its cover and its foreword