Coloform are a graphic design studio based in Miami, Florida who strive to prove that in a digitally prevalent age there is still a place for hard copy print.
As is prevalent in contemporary publishing, a majority of prints and publications are slowly all turning online. The online sphere for magazines and writing is more popular than ever, as the dominance of hard copy print is arguably slowly dying off. An increasingly amount of magazines are focusing more heavily on their online presence and social media, as subsequently the popularity of physical print decreases.
Colorform specialize in “editorial projects and visual identity”, amalgamating contemporary writing and aesthetically pleasing graphics while collaborating with other like-minded creatives such as ‘Pages and Spreads’ to prove that physical print is still relevant and exciting.
Every meeting of Coloform and Pages and Spreads is created with a different purpose to keep readers and contributors actively involved with publications. One such example allows their audience to be directly involved in the generation of the zine, eliminating the need for a publisher, and concentrating the publishing process to a few fun hours spent with friends.
In a few hours a unique zine is created with a theme in mind, then edited and designed, finally ready to be produced on site. Everyone leaves with his or her individual copy in hand, and the peace of mind knowing they contributed to the survival of print.
Words / Bridgette Hungerford