Tactility is a magazine based around the concept of experiencing life with your hands - through the sense of touch. I wrote all the copy and took all the photographs for the publication. I explored various styles of layout and typography, as well as photography (this was my first experience using a DSLR camera), and laying things up in imposition to be printed. The final product was saddle stitched.
To begin the publication, I hand embroidered the caption for the letter from the editor (that's me) to contrast the table of content's type on the opposite side of the spread.
The first article is a photo story; the assignment was to bring the reader from point A, to point B in some way. I chose to do my article on baking. There is, in fact an entire recipe in the copy.
The second article was supposed to be a sort of inventory, or comparison of products. I chose to do mine on facial hair, mostly because I've never really understood it. Getting the photos was the most interesting part of the project; I walked around campus with my camera and a portable backdrop and asked strangers if I could take their photo and ask them questions about their facial hair. Most people get a real chuckle out of the answers.
The third article was to be a question and answer style interview. I interviewed one of the leading members of the Watcom Weaver's Guild who has been weaving for over 40 years. Interviewing was a great experience, but I wasn't particularly fond of transcribing the 30 minutes of recording I took.
One of the other things we had to figure out, was how the magazine would carry from month to month. The images of the covers could change greatly in tone and color to reflect the season, but would feature hands as the focal point. I wanted the logo to be featured in some sort of hand-crafted stamp.