Ian Lowey came into the University to speak to us this week. He is an author, editorial designer and journalist. For 8 years of his life he edited and wrote an alternative style magazine called “Nude”. The magazines content was music, design and art. He was never originally good at editorial design however as it was only himself and one other person making the magazine together he was forced to take on this role and learn about it. His first issue featured comic sans, something he regretted soon after and we can understand why. Within the later issues you can see as the style formed and how it then fitted in with the genre of magazine it was aiming to be. The magazine never really made much money, it was enough to keep it afloat but never really make much profit but he was keen to tell us not to disregard the industry just because it didn’t make profit, that wouldn’t be the case for other magazines.
He said “It’s made me neither rich nor famous, but sustained a fulfilling career for over 20 years”. After all, are we not all out to do what we love?