The challenge was sourcing everything needed to do a huge publication alone, and taking on a project of this magnitude with such a short time to accomplish the task. Gamma Ray is a labor of love, and I had a difficult time making the necessary cuts to everything I wanted to include. Mixing science fiction shorts with scientific articles about deep space exploration, I needed to make the magazine feel like a cohesive experience that would entice readers from a wide range of age groups.
The process was lengthy. Sourcing the images and articles, designing the layout and flowing type, and then hours of micro typography. Because most of the fiction stories used in Gamma Ray are so old, finding the right images to fit the subject matter was a bit of a challenge. Most of them were scanned from old books I found.
I wanted the feature articles to have a completely different feel from the rest of the book. While the regular articles should feel cohesive, the features needed to make the reader feel like they were embarking on an epic adventure.
Mixing all realms of science with interviews and comics, Gamma Ray is a love letter to the idea of a far reaching future. If you want to read the entire publication, flip through it below or download the PDF!