Even as a child, I used to enjoy playing with other people's things: my dad's tools, my mom's baking utensils. As an adult, little has changed. I enjoy the art of repurposing and reimagining, which is probably why collage remains one of my favourite art forms. As a fan of Martha Stewart Living magazine, I love rethinking the beautiful covers and coming up with my own ideas for the ideal cover image, something that hints at the content inside without being literal. It's something the editors already do very well and perhaps I am bold enough to think I can play along. It's a fun little passtime. Some people play Angry Birds, I redesign Martha Stewart Living covers! Below are five covers that I came up with recently. Let me know what you think of them!
I was always a little sad that the editors of Martha Stewart Living never put together an article index for the 2000 -2009 decade. The index the editors issued for the first decade of the magazine's publication is a treasured collector's item today. This is my imagined cover for the second index volume.