Makeshift 10: Powering Up

Formed in 2011 and redesigned with the launch of Issue 9 in 2014, Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity. From homemade aircrafts in Nigeria to drug smugglers in Mexico, Chinese hackers pushed up against the Great Firewall to Haitian communities pushing back against marginalization, the quarterly magazine uncovers creative solutions from the economic fringe. Makeshift is part of a new breed of magazines passionate about their content, form, and community.

The Powering Up Issue, was structured in three chapters with individualized icons: “Making it,” “Moving it” and “Using it.” The issue featured fuel smugglers in Venezuela, power line pirates in the United States or amulet worshippers in Thailand among others.

Year: 2014
Art Direction & Design: Gema Navarro, Santos Henarejos
Typographies: Clearface, P22 Underground
Illustrations: Andrés Lozano, Andrew Colin Beck, Rona Binay