Monday, November 21, 2011
AEDM #19 and #21: Box of Travel Dreams
I took a journey of cut & paste fun last weekend and this afternoon with my new travel magazine obsession, AFAR. It is a culturally satisfying read (but not uppity), colorful, intelligent, features quirky columns and fascinating destinations, and makes me want to take off right this instant. And the paper! It is yummy and thick, somewhere in between matte and satin, just enough to give it a slight sheen. Perfect for collage. I devoured every word of the issue before demolishing it. First I covered a shoebox to create a Box of Travel Dreams, and then created a set of envelopes to hold my travel wishes inside. (I took apart an existing A2 envelope to use as a template, traced it with a Sharpie on the magazine page, and glued the flaps together.) And then I subscribed.