papier magazine | features

Right before Ball State's spring break (which is the first week of March...not very spring like if you ask me), my two feature stories were due in my magazine class. My eight-page feature is about this adorable paper shop in Carmel, Ind. where I was lucky enough to intern this past summer. If you are ever in Carmel or at Clay Terrace, stop in and say "hello" to the wonderful mother-daughter duo running Oliver's Twist. You will easily find a greeting card for every occasion, personalized stationery, fun gifts, high-end baby/toddler clothes and a fun atmosphere. My four-page feature is part of a three-part series (that obviously will be the only part ever printed since we only produce one issue of our magazine) on different printing styles, the first being letterpress printing.

 I've also had two amazing photographers I've been working with. I was extremely excited collaborate with one of my best friends, Lauren Houser, on the first feature. We share a love of all things paper and have collaborated on many other projects, just not one this big. Here is the intro page of the first feature with one of my favorite images from Lauren's shoot at Oliver's Twist. 

Design by alex burton | Photos by Lauren Houser

For the second feature, I had fellow classmate and Ball Bearings photo editor, Stephanie Tarrant, take the photographs. We went to the fourth floor of the Arts & Journalism building where a professor was nice enough to let me snoop around and take photos of the gorgeous letterpress and type (I was insanely jealous art students are the only ones allowed to take printmaking classes). Stephanie rocked the photo shoot, and I have so many artsy photos to use in my feature. This is my favorite page of the four-page spread, even though my absolute favorite image is featured on the last page.

Design by alex burton  |  Photos by Stephanie Tarrant

We are finished with our feature designs and are now working on our department pages. I am almost finished with two of my departments, so keep checking back for updates on my favorite pages from those. And, of course, you will get to see both features in their full glory once the magazine is published! 

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed!