Issue 05 Launch - What You Might Have Missed

We are excited to announce our newest member of the RADmag family, Iain Ailles! A first-year Graphic Communications Management student, talented photographer, and now Editorial Intern here at Ryerson Art and Design Magazine. In addition to always putting his best foot forward, Iain captures engaging content for RADmag and always does so with a smile. So without further ado, let’s welcome Iain to the RADmag blog!

Read below for Iain’s take on our Issue 05 launch!

Photography courtesy of  Christian Fortino

Photography courtesy of Christian Fortino

Hosted in a "monochromatic" space, RADmag's Issue 05 launch was nothing close to grey. As people arrived at the the Offsite Concept Space, they were welcomed into a modern and vibrant atmosphere. The venue, detailed with black and white sleek designs proved to be the ideal space to hold our launch!

Offsite merges fashion and art with coffee culture, a comfortable size for the social. Adding to the atmosphere were mirrors near the rear of the venue that were illuminated under an ever changing array of lights - providing an impromptu spot for selfies. Stimulating music coursed through the space, creating an accommodating environment for free conversation.  The focus of the night, our newest issue of RADmag, was at the centre of most discussion with copies available throughout the space. Our readers were eager to engage with the new content.

Issue 5 itself is bold, modern and innovative, showcasing the work of current students and alumni. The submissions were full of innovative concepts, highlighting students' creativity and providing those in attendance with much to discuss during the night. Exclusive to this issue was RADmag’s first ever in-house editorial “CMYK”.  A collaboration between our photo, fashion and design editors led to the creation of a photo essay highlighting RADmag's brand identity.  The editorial images within evoked a sense of the team dynamic that brought the magazine to life.

The event was an ideal time for our whole team to come together and celebrate with contributors and friends. The night was full of new beginnings, uniting those who share a love for fashion, photography, and design. From start to finish, the launch was a huge success; showing the work and creativity that RADmag put forth in partnership with Ryerson University.

We interviewed the architect behind the event, RADmag’s previous Events Director, Kira Anderson, to get the details on attending the launch!

1. What was the most exciting part of executing this launch event? I think the most exciting part of planning was when we visited the event space for the first time. The space was perfect for what we had envisioned. It was at that point that everything started coming together.

2. How did it feel seeing Issue05 come to life? It was amazing to see the amount of people who came out to support the team and support the hard work of all the artists involved. Seeing all the pieces in the space made all the hard work worth it.

3. What are some of the most challenging aspects of planning an event? I think any time a student group has to plan an event, the hardest part is just trying to find the time. As a school group, everyone involved is juggling classes, school work and often a part time job. It can be difficult to find the time to get it all done.

4. Name a few details from the event that made it stand out? OFFSITE, the venue for the event, was one of my favourite parts of this event. The layout, the design, and the furniture of the space reflected the sleek, modern, minimalistic aesthetic of RADmag. What stood out the most to me with this years event was how cohesive everything was.

5. If you could give one piece of advice on a must-have for an event, what would it be? A must-have for any event planning is a strong, reliable team.


A big thank you goes out to Radmag's team and all those involved in pulling off  a successful launch.

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We’re working hard towards putting together our next winter issue. If you are a Ryerson student and want your work featured in our next issue, take a look at our submissions page for more information. We hope to see you all at our next issue launch!

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