Womb magazine is created for the youth by the youth. It’s a new print publication by photographer and casting director Kevin Amato, nurtures young artists, photographers, models and musicians. Rather than creating a typical magazine with articles and words, the zine is heavy on striking images and photography. Most of the imagery is submitted online this gives kids a leeway in entering images, as the youth culture is very digitalised.
From over 2,000 submissions, about 50 were printed in the magazine. Calvin Klein is funding the project and the zine will be free in stores around the world, including Colette in Paris and the VFiles flagship in New York starting July 11. “It’s important for it to be free,” said Amato. “We collaborate in a lot of ways, and this is about giving back, to these kids I photographed, worked with, or cast. It’s like a big giant family, and that’s how womb came about.”
Again what I like about these is the youth like design , The magazine is about youths and not only is this put forward by the style of photographs but the design of them and layout. Like the wet dreams zine I like the illustration vibe mixed with imagery. Here the front cover almost looks like its got a threaded pattern over the top , mixing the two mediums together is a good way to add character and a childlike sense to the project. It also again looks very raw and arty. I also like the digital effect to the images, for example the image above where the guy is multiplied on top of himself. This type of comical element again keeps the imagery and vibe young and fresh. This is something I want to take forward in my own work, looking at decorative layouts and overlaying patterns.