Illustrations for BOUND by Mail (2021)
moCa Cleveland 

In collaboration with designer Ashley King and writer Lou Barrett

For over five years, moCa has hosted the annual BOUND Art Book + Zine Fair and LOADED concert series, celebrating the work of independent writers, artists, and musicians. Due to the pandemic, moCa was unable to host BOUND + LOADED this year.

Instead, the museum is publishing BOUND by Mail, which is both a zine and a catalog featuring over 180 zines and art books that are available for purchase. Musical artists and former LOADED performers will be featured in a micro-booklet that will be inserted within the pages of BOUND by Mail. The publication will be distributed free of charge.

I worked closely with designer Ashley King to dream up ways to make the book more interactive, designing and illustrating elements that would gesture towards the IRL book fair experience. I ended up creating a “cootie catcher” that would direct people through the catalgoue in a less linear fashion, as though they were meandering through the book fair. 
I also created illustrations to accompnay short writings by Lou Barrett.
Finally, I created a fold-out mini zine that chronicled all former LOADED musical artists who performed at the fair from 2016-2019.