SUFFRAGETTE CITY

ROLE | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CREATIVE DIRECTION, IDENTITY, LEADERSHIP, EDITORIAL DESIGN, MERCHANDISE + PACKAGING DESIGN, VIDEO EDITING, MARKETING + FUNDRAISING, EVENT PRODUCTION

PRINT DESIGN WITH NICOLE RUGGIERO
PHOTOGRAPHY | NIKKI BELFIGLIO, ALANNAH FARRELL, LILY GIST
ILLUSTRATION | HARLEY KINBERG, LUCIA LOVE, VIC PRIANO

Suffragette City is a volunteer-run printed zine and community committed to promoting the creative and intellectual ideas of strong and outspoken self-identified women and non-binary individuals. I created Suffragette City in 2014 out of a desire to see more representation within creative spaces that are traditionally cis-male dominated. My goal was to utilize the power of the collective to work together and help each other succeed rather than climbing over each other to get ahead. When creating the identity I felt it was important that it referenced and stayed true to the “riot grrrl” movement of the 90's/early aughts that inspired me to make my first zines in highschool, while upholding a high production value. Suffragette City zine needed to look impressive in an artist's portfolio but also be accessible to teens and young adults, something they could pick up and think “I could make something like this.”

 

To stay true to zine culture’s DIY roots nearly all of the graphic layout, text treatments, and overlays were done without a computer, by hand on a xerox machine. Transparent vellum papers were layered or bleach solutions were sprayed on photographs and fabric to make text more readable. The logo was created from a hand carved block print, color wash backgrounds were painted with watercolor, and all headline fonts were drawn by hand. An emphasis was put on the imperfect nature of working analogue to invoke a feeling of genuineness.

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TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT: SHOTGLASS MERCHANDISE, SPREAD FROM PROMOTIONAL MINI ZINE FOR COMMUNITY MIXTAPE, ISSUE 1 SPREAD (PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALANNAH FARRELL), 'HOW TO MAKE A ZINE OUT OF 1 PIECE OF PAPER' PROMOTIONAL MINI ZINE, FOLD OUT POSTER FROM PROMOTIONAL ZINE FOR JAZZ BRAS DOT COM, GET OUT THE VOTE FLYER DESIGN FOR #VOTEPROCHOICE (PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALANNAH FARRELL), ISSUE 2 COVER (PHOTOGRAPHY BY GWYNN GALITZER, GUN ILLUSTRATION + ORIGAMI BY HARLEY KINBERG), EVENT PROGRAM COVER DESIGN FOR MOMA PS1, CASSETTE TAPE PACKAGING

ISSUE 2 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN VIDEO| DIRECTION, VIDEO EDITING, + VOICE OVER SCRIPT
VIDEOGRAPHY: NIKKI BELFIGLIO | MUSIC: LIZ DROBITS

COMMUNITY MIXTAPE MUSIC VIDEO|DIRECTION + VIDEO EDITING
MUSIC | "NU DURAS" BY TOYZANNE
VIDEOGRAPHY| LILY GIST

COMMUNITY MIXTAPE MUSIC VIDEO|DIRECTION + VIDEO EDITING
MUSIC | "I HOPE IT'S ALRIGHT" BY COUNTERFEIT MADISON 

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MOMA PS1 ◊ BUST MAGAZINE ◊ TIMES SQUARE ARTS ALLIANCE ◊ CLOCKTOWER ◊ PIONEER WORKS ◊ MOUNT SINAI SAVI PROGRAM ◊ NEW WOMEN’S SPACE ◊ EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY ◊ #VOTEPROCHOICE ◊ BABE'S ALL ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL ◊ SUSIE MAG @ MIAMI ART BASEL ◊ ZINEFEST @ SUNY PURCAHSE COLLEGE