Flashpoint Magazine Jul/Aug 2014


Flashpoint Magazine was a grass-roots magazine about the art and culture of Lexington, Kentucky. All contributors volunteered their time, hoping that the magazine would become successful enough to sustain itself. While mismanagement led to its downfall, we managed to create six issues that we’re still proud of.

Bronson started out as a writer and primary layout artist. Throughout the magazine’s brief history, Bronson led the overall design. Some articles were designed by other graphic artists (and are properly credited), and he had plenty of input from the rest of the team.

Flashpoint‘s design aesthetic was to fill up as much paper with ink as possible. Bronson normally prefers minimalism, but he’s still proud of the work he did on these issues, especially as they got better with every issue.

After a fallout out with one of the founders, we were going to change the name to Pulse, but never found funding to print. Below is the Pulse cover as well as the rest of the magazine.

Full Page Layout

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Photography: Ellie Clarke, Tommy Ray Cornett, Blythe Jamieson, Cassie Lopez, Billy Mason, Cynthia Langlois Parker, Heather Sadler Pile, Brandon Turner

Writing: Elizabeth Beck, Cole Bennett, Samantha Jean Moore, Bronson O’Quinn, Emma Thompson

Graphic Design: Bronson O’Quinn, Matt Renfrow