Boat Magazine is an independent travel publication with a unique approach. Each issue focuses on a complicated city and features articles about the residents and aspects of the city that may not be covered by mainstream media. The unique part is that Boat Studio relocates to it’s chosen city and really experiences local life.
Not only is Boat Magazine filled with interesting content but it’s also really well designed. So when Boat’s Editor Davey Spens contacted me about a possible Boat/Ammo illustration collaboration I was eager to get involved. Davey offered the use of Boat Studio for the event and I sent out an open invitation via Ammo’s social network for participants.
Boat’s forthcoming issue was based in London and the event required contributors to create their own personal maps of London. From the artwork created a selection would be used alongside a feature in the printed magazine.
From the list of possible contributors we invited several artists to join us at Boat Studio on a sunny Saturday in February. There was a wide variety of approaches to the task including illustrations, paintings, paper cuts, screen printing and even a sown piece. The resulting artwork was really outstanding and the selected pieces looked really great in the final magazine.
Check out the London Scenes website to see more photos and the final artworks.