Art & Literary Magazine ’22

The theme of Suffield Academy’s 2021-2022 Art & Literary Magazine is “Perseverance” and it is now available online. This is the seventh publication of the student-curated work and features the creative output of talented Suffield artists and writers. The magazine editors included Aurora Prescott ’22, Hope Selvitelli ’22, Rhys Babcock ’23, Joey Brook ’23, Daniel Zola ’23, Sophie Winikur ’24, Alan Kim ’24, Hayden Rowley ’24, and Henry Blanchard ’24.

Visual Arts Department Chair Jenny Graham envisioned the magazine, which was first published by her Graphic Design class in the spring of 2016. Jenny introduced the course in 2015 as an advanced level class aimed at teaching effective communication strategies utilizing graphic layouts and principles of design: contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity. Students learn the industry-standard programs including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop while examining topics such as logo design and development, brand identity and representation, typography, mixed media poster design, and print layout and design. Jenny said, “This year the graphic design class highlighted the theme of Perseverance. They felt passionately about the role Art played in their classmates’ lives during the pandemic, giving them drive and purpose during difficult times. The diversity of work seen in this year’s magazine is a beautiful example of this and we are extremely proud of it all.”