Sarah Wickings is a freelance designer and collage artist based in South London. Since graduating from Arts University Bournemouth last summer, she’s worked for clients across Europe including La Parisien Magazine and Imperial College, London and her collages have recently been included in the book, ‘Mix & Match: Exploring Contemporary Collage’.
We asked Sarah to look through her magazines – those she hasn’t yet transformed into a collage! – and select something new, something old and one other thing.
A new issue
A new favourite has to be Peep Publication. It’s a magazine celebrating creative side projects. A concept I really like, I think it’s an intriguing way to understand the personalities and interests of other people. I also started my ‘career’ as a side project, so the idea is close to me on a personal level. Their next issue is due to hit the shelves on March 15th and to celebrate, they are having a launch party at Protein Studios. But, before all that, here’s a sneak peak of the cover.
I also have to mention gal-dem. Gal-dem is a collective of both women of colour and non-binary people of colour. I’ve been following them for a while and love to see their platform grow and reach a wider audience as their content is great. They also organise unique events around London from storytelling to film screenings and parties to boot.
An old issue
As a collage artist I’m obsessed with vintage magazines. This includes finding old clippings and interesting images within a magazine’s pages. The best for this artistic outlet has to be National Geographic. I recently got my hands on some really good ones from the 80’s which I’m pretty stoked about.
And another thing
When I visited the magCulture Shop a few weeks ago, my eyes were immediately drawn to the cover of Sculptorvox, with Jesse Draxler’s incredible work on the cover. I’ve been following his work for a long time, and it’s surreal to see his work on a cover so, yeah, that was pretty cool. I recognised his style instantly and gravitated straight over!
Sarah recently designed one of our We love magazines greetings cards.