Intaglio Print, Watercolors, Colored Pencil, Woodblock
ROACH Magazine was developed with the idea that even when the world ends, style never dies. To do this I simply combined two things I love: fashion and the macabre.
I looked to apocalyptic or dystopian films for inspiration and used six of my favorite potential ends of the world. These being zombie apocalypse, ice age, a world ruled by computers, a world overrun by plants, a world submerged in water and nuclear holocaust. It is up to the viewer as to whether each end is due to natural causes or by the hand of mankind.
The text one can read in the displayed magazine was primarily written by other people (credit is given on the inside cover). These friends and peers offered to write their own personal interpretation of what the end of the world would mean. Some looked to the images for inspiration, others used their own imaginations. The advertisements use actual designer brands which I hoped would be somewhat recognizable to the readers.
All of the covers are etchings on copper plates which were then colored with watercolors and colored pencils. The magazine itself was processed on the computer then printed and bound with a standard stab binding. I encourage people to browse through it and even read their horoscopes for the end of the world.