D517 Issue is a zine that explores themes such as one’s relationship with technology, ideas of separation and modes of isolation—all during the age of COVID-19. Our hope for this issue is to not only be there for you, but to examine these ideas at more than face value.
Studio D517 is an east coast based creative practice focused on the conversations that unfold between individual and collective ideas, and how they’re conveyed through their respective mediums. Rooted in open communication & tons of experimentation, we communicate visually through specializations such as graphic design, art direction, editorial design and web design. Working locally and internationally with creatives of all backgrounds, Studio D517 is a collaborative pursuit between college buds Emily Kelly and Jenna Solomon. Learn more at studiod517.com
Section Focus: On Separation
Summary: Being separated from friends and family sucks… being separated from them during a pandemic in which every single move and plan you make outside of zoom has to usually be very carefully thought through to a T and considered accordingly? Sucks more. “On Separation” puts a twist on what one may constitute as separation, and explores the conversations between separate elements that come together to make something great… and tasty too ;)
Emily: GENUINELY, Jenna and I wanted to approach this idea of separation with open minds (and I guess a hungry tummies). We got to thinking about elements that exist on their own, but when brought together, they become a new whole. Think compound words or a pair of shoes - now throw that thinking in around lunchtime and you’ll get the outcome of this pursuit. I miss my friends, I do, but I know they’ll always be the cookies to my milk when I need them to.
Jenna: This series is the epitome of ridiculousness. None of it makes sense, and yet it makes perfect sense. 2020 has certainly been quite the year to say the least, and I think it's important to remember that sometimes it's okay to be a little silly amidst all of the seriousness. We might not be able to connect the way that we used to, but with just a little imagination it doesn’t have to all be interrupted calls on Zoom.
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