Vagabond Coalition

Vagabond Coalition

 
 

An alliance of those who choose the life of wandering. We are rascals, rogues, and wanderers.

 
 
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Vagabond Coalition is an alliance of travelers and wanderers brought together to tell their stories, through fact or fiction, across different mediums. The ever-evolving project is partially embodied through a printed magazine dedicated to assembling experiences, exploits and misadventures.

When designing the visual language for Vagabond, I wanted to emphasize its dedication to inventive storytelling. I was inspired by the system of symbols used by drifters to communicate to one another as they traveled the U.S.; written in chalk on a fence post or scratched into the dirt under an overpass, each symbol had a different meaning and informed fellow wanderers of places to find food or shelter. I mimicked this language to create a logo that will stand as a symbol of camaraderie and adventure.

Strong photographic imagery and a mix of generated and handwritten text creates an interactive - sometimes juxtaposed - visual language that straddles the line between refinement and grit to create a dynamic storytelling environment.