bamboo 12 was the one-year anniversary issue.
exploring the coincidence with the anniversary of the1922 modern art week, 22 designers were invited to design a piece inspired by the week.
the highlight on the cover are the designers, and for the first time, the typography.
as we will show below, the red '1' was directly inspired by the 1922 week.
as in some of the previous issues, the wall section was the most interesting, from a graphic design's point of view.
it was on it that the pieces of the 22 designers were shown.
on the opening, the red typography binds the section to the cover.
the wall's layout development started with a reference to the klaxon magazine, made by one of the designers.
we organized the designers alphabetically and, stating this order, printed a huge letter in each page, like the 'a' from klaxon. and from there of course, came the cover.
the first double-page spread went from a to e.
the second from f to m.
and the last, from o to z.
the cover for the porto alegre guide followed the geometric series and used a pattern found in the city's sidewalk.
normally, when the references weren't so obvious, we tried to show on the first page a photo of what inspired the design.
the pattern for the teresina guide was based on a bridge with its pillars supported over an arch.
the anniversary issue had a launch party, with an exhibition of the 22 designers.
this is the invitation's front.
it's the size of a magazine page, folded in half.
on the inside we placed a text from the magazine's director, clarissa schneider, and a photo of the 22 designers.
here we see the back, displaying an ultra-abstract map of the gallery where the launch party took place.
bamboo 13, like issue released a year before, is about art.
this time, the cover is a composition made by the artist marine hugonnier, who appropriates herself of newspaper front-pages and replaces the photos for pure color plans.
at this time, seeing as how the magazine grew, the summary, which started as a simple page, had grown to two pages.
that gave us more freedom to diversify the size of the elements and transform it in the most graphic page on the magazine.
here is the first double-page spread.
and here the second.
this was probably one of the most radical uses of white in the magazine.
we found out at the last minute that we wouldn't have high res images for the story on the bienal de são paulo.
our solution was to keep the small in the page, and involve them in a composition with the title.
this issue's wall was about tables, and was practically devoid of our input: the photos were given to us in their final form, as squares, and we just positioned them on the pages.
the photos were all from the top, showing the patterned tablecloths and white tableware.
that explains this opening, where we reveal the magazine's grid and rewrite the title with white circles.
the issue included an insert on 20 galleries.
the colored numbers from 1 to 20 were a little easier to read when they were 24 galleries, but still we liked this cover.
the pattern for the belem guide was also based on portuguese tiles seen in the city's historical buildings.
and the curitiba cover was based on the greenhouse found in the city's botanical garden.