By Allie Dagg
Although South has many student-run organizations, the newest artistic magazine is quite unique. Out Of Style, founded and produced by juniors Harry de Vries and Adam Baker, features intriguing artwork and poems with a quirky yet engaging tone. Below, de Vries and Baker told Denebola a little bit about their inspiration and story.
What made you guys want to start this type of magazine?
We knew about people making magazines, and one day we were at the club fair for Model UN and we noticed the Rasalas stand. Instead of joining that club, we decided to start our own magazine so we can do things on our own time scale.
Describe what the magazine is all about.
It is an informal art magazine with art from kids from both North and South. Our main goal is to get art out quickly. We want this to be an opportunity for people to get their art out and see other people’s art in a quick and easy way.
Is there any sort of art you guys look for in particular?
We want to put all types of art in. What is cool about this magazine is that it is technically not school sanctioned, so anything goes.
What else besides art do you guys want to publish?
We’ve put in some writing– mostly poetry– but we would love to get some prose in. We have scanned peoples notebooks of lyrics and other creative pieces. Because this is such a small thing, we try and make it as worth while as possible.
What would you say is different and special?
First off, [Out of Style] is not school sanctioned. Also, we always give out gifts, such as stickers and posters. We want our magazine to make student art more accessible to everyone. We want it to be really easy for people to submit art as well, so you don’t have to be a member of the magazine– all you have to do is submit art. It’s as simple as that.
What are your long-term goals for the magazine?
We want to keep it going and get more people on board. We would want sophomores and underclassmen to get involved so they can keep this going after we graduate. We want to see if we can start fundraisers where we sell student art so we can get the funds to keep the magazine running.
Would guys consider making this an official club?
No. While it would help get us money and other resources, to be completely honest, we ultimately realized that the only way we can completely have this magazine as our own– and the way we want it to be… couldn’t be a club; however, it’s not that we do not want this to be a Newton South thing, we are always interested in all students work. But at the end of the day, it is just much easier to not make it officially a club.
How can people get involved?
They can email us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org!