carpe diem: designing for left turn magazine

10 Sep

About a month ago, I was invited by Vasudha Desikan of Left Turn Magazine to create the cover for their upcoming issue (which should be out sometime this month) focusing on Asia, migrant labor, & the economy. Of course, I was ecstatic that I was asked to do such a thing. “My first magazine cover,” I thought, “how exciting!”

I knew that the task would be new and therefore, also, artistically stimulating. Prior to the news, I had wanted to be challenged in my creative endeavors….and challenged I was….

 In the process of creating the piece, I had to create many drafts and revisions until coming to the final piece. I give props to every graphic designer I know because the revision process can be tedious.

 Here are some pictures of my first draft and some revisions….

First Draft

First Draft




the winner!

the winner!

In the end, this is what the piece ended up looking like (see above)…

Included are images of the rice terraces in the Philippines, overseas domestic workers, and migrant laborers. The whole piece was created by hand and then texturized and cleaned up in photoshop. But, in the end, overall photoshop use was pretty minimal.

I am extremely proud of this project. I am thankful for the opportunities I have been given and I look forward to what the future has to bring.

I love life!


4 Responses to “carpe diem: designing for left turn magazine”

  1. Max September 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    Just brought the magazine to the printers, the cover looks beautiful, on behalf of all the editors here at Left Turn magazine – thanks so much!!!

    • loralei rose bingamon October 5, 2009 at 6:09 am #

      it was my pleasure. let’s collabo again. i just got the mags 2 days ago. they look great!

  2. 213* September 23, 2009 at 12:08 am #

    you are amazing!

    • loralei rose bingamon October 5, 2009 at 6:11 am #

      awww, thank u so much. ur feedback means so much to me. 🙂

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