Kosmopolitis Guerilla Magazine
The Kosmopolitis Guerilla magazine project was designed to expose the detrimental impact of cosmetics and personal care products on the environment of the human body and the environment at large. These harmful products are often marketed through beauty magazines. Taking inspiration from major magazines, namely Cosmopolitan, myself and a small group artists aimed to create a captivating and informative mimicry of the industry that we were critiquing. Through a format of collaging scientific facts, DIY recipes, and beauty-bending images, the reader was drawn in through appealing content while shifting her perspective by deconstructing the very façade that compelled her.
The sly mechanics of mimicry inspired the strategy of corporate sabotage through a format of reflective dissent. The magazine that looked and felt like a magazine insert was then inserted guerilla style into cosmopolitan magazines at local drug stores so that the reader could access this creation and its content at her own convenience.