An intensely collaborative experience, Fishwrap magazine employed a collection of more than 25 designers, illustrators, and photographers, all students at Art Center, with 4 faculty advisors to wrangle us (a nigh impossible task). I served Fishwrap for 2 years and contributed to 3 issues, holding various flowery titles which essentially translated to “co-art director” and “editor.”
In Fishwrap No.3, shown above, the left and right flaps of the cover (white) fold over the pages of the center spread (highway art). Squint real hard and you can read my brilliant editor’s letter and the jewel of a table of contents that I penned! All art here and on the cover by the infuriatingly talented tag-team Justin Krietemeyer and Steve Harrington, now generally known to the sentient world as National Forest. Bunny-girl illustration by Steve Harrington, last supper (in Vegas!) photo by John Harrington. I leave it to you to discover the relationship between those two last names.
Like most workaholics, I was constantly immersed in Fishwrap and cursing its hold over my life, while simultaneously promoting it and attempting to indoctrinate others into its mad world. Simple posters calling for submissions (and true believers!) were hastily designed and printed in the computer labs and pasted up all over campus, and methodically stolen every few days, which at Art Center is a pretty high compliment.