Holly Graham
Illustration & Design
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Hands Press

Hands Press

BRANDING + ILLUSTRATION

Hands Press is a new periodical in circulation around Brooklyn focused on local art and culture. I contributed to the visual identity by designing two logos. I also illustrate a monthly section named Mirrorbelly, a visual storytelling column defined by a monthly theme.

 Final logo for the newspaper.

Final logo for the newspaper.

 Logo for correspondence.

Logo for correspondence.

 Initial logo idea sketches.

Initial logo idea sketches.

 March Issue. Theme: Distance.

March Issue. Theme: Distance.

 May Issue. Cover.

May Issue. Cover.

 August Issue. Theme: Exposed

August Issue. Theme: Exposed

 April issue. Theme: Renew

April issue. Theme: Renew

 June Issue. 

June Issue. 


Why Mirrorbelly?

In some casual research about the deep sea -- as one does -- I stumbled upon the Mirrorbelly.
The Mirrorbelly is a recently discovered species of bioluminescent fish found in most deep tropical and subtropical oceans and seas. These fish have a light-controlling organ on their underside which is thought to be how they communicate amidst the deep dark depths of the sea. The fish is a little terrifying, but I love the idea of being in control of your own light shining out into the world.