when are you at your happiest?
this issue strives to reexamine our joys, celebrating the forms of pleasure which bring the most genuine and sustainable happiness, while leaving behind those which give only materialistic gratification.
*°:⋆ₓₒ issue 01 ₓₒ⋆:°*
issue 01 is the space and community shared by youth creatives who, more than anything, are devoted to their art.
i had initially started playing around with the idea of creating an art magazine a year prior to the inception of issue 01, but i had always failed to execute my ideas out of fear of failure, and fear that it would not live up to what i had envisioned. i released issue 01 in june of 2019, distributing copies to my friends around the Vancouver area. it was a moment i had dreamt of making. it took countless hours into early mornings of perusing Youtube for tutorials, moments of profound frustration and self-doubt, and numerous dm's and cold emails. yet with the challenges and laborious efforts also came the creative liberation of transforming a seemingly unattainable dream into reality–and this was an experience i knew i wanted to share with others.
issue 01 was independently designed and produced by me with the help and support of friends, creatives, and school staff.
issue 01 was just the start.