Are you a San Diego State student interested in art, fashion, and culture? If so, then The Look Magazine will definitely be the place for you.
The Look Magazine is the newest art, culture and fashion magazine run by SDSU students. This is where student writers, designers and photographers collaborate on the creation of a large-scale magazine each semester. The magazine will revolve strongly around the talents of students and provide a creative outlet for those who wish to showcase their skills.
Junior and President of Journalism and Media Studies, Sophia Pinto, had the idea of launching a student-run magazine in her first year. After a long-awaited time of processing and planning the magazine’s logistics, Pinto finally has the chance to make his idea a reality.
“I haven’t seen any type of art, fashion and culture magazine at SDSU,” Pinto said. “I’ve seen it at Stanford and USC and that’s where I got my inspiration from.”
Alexandra Dunlop is a junior graphic design student and Creative Director for The Look Magazine.
“Our idea is to encompass everything that comes from SDSU students and give them a place to present it in conjunction with other creative students working on the magazine,” Dunlop said.
Staff said one of The Look Magazine’s primary goals is to allow creative freedom and collaboration between their team and other SDSU students. The emphasis is on creative expression and enabling students to share their views and voices on campus through art.
Junior Marketing and VP of Public Relations Katherine Peng describes The Look’s content on focusing on student talents and skills.
“The magazine will focus on SDSU students and the creativity that reigns on campus,” Peng said. “It’s not just about fashion. It will be fashion, art, music, cinema and people who play instruments.
New staff said there is a place for everyone at The Look Magazine, from those who want to contribute blogs to those who want to learn more about producing magazine content online and in print.
“People are constantly invited to submit their own work,” said Dunlop.
The look magazine website will feature the weekly blogs of their diverse team of writers who will write spotlight on student art and cover campus activities focused on arts, culture and fashion.
Look magazine also encourages SDSU students to submit their own art and have it submitted as a blog post.
“We’re going to do a lot of outreach first to try to get people to submit their art, their creativity and their projects because that’s what is going to make our magazine work,” Peng said.
This school year, The Look plans to hold fundraisers, events and meetings open to the general student body to further attract the magazine and the talented individuals featured there.
This project being so new, there is a lot of enthusiasm for what will come from the magazine.
“We’re just thrilled to be creating this creative community where everyone can give their opinion and just have this space for students,” Dunlop said.
To stay up to date on The Look Magazine and its content, check out their Instagram @thelooksdsu.