203 x 265, 140 pages, coptic bound, plus sticker sheet
Annual since 2019
Executive editor: Christina Agapakis
Art director: Grace Cheung
Design: Chloe Scheffe
Custom type: Tayler Ayers
The Equity issue.
Published by Gingko Bioworks, Grow is a fascinating magazine that sheds light on their work in synthetic biology—ie developing the ability to program living cells easily as you might a computer.
Although aimed primarily at shareholders, staff and others directly involved with the company, the magazine is more than an internal comms piece. Essays examine links between radical biologists and the Black Panthers, the role of big data in biology, and ask how biology has contributed to inequities in our society.
It’s a rare magazine addressing science in an accessible manner; something we don’t see enough of. Longform written content is brought to life with beautiful illustration and brilliant page designs.