Bare Journal

Art Direction & Editorial Design

Bare is a global fashion, culture and arts magazine dedicated to the unadorned moment of truth—an ode to the raw beauty of realism and simplicity.

We set out to make Bare look un-designed or barely designed. In making something slightly imperfect, we looked to the early days of printing when printers – craftsmen, not designers – were responsible for all typesetting.

Our inspiration was ’naïve design’. We were intoxicated by the simplicity of one color. By the handmade feel imparted from subtle differences in type. Differences like one letter worn out to the point of having a thicker imprint. Or a letter replaced by one from another set.

Creative Director: Claudia Bruno
Ideation: Pepe Villaverde & Claudia Bruno
Art Director and Publication Design: Alex Aráez
Graphic Designer (from issue 2): Natasha Berting