Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

FALL 2017

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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6 Autumn 2017 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Meet Our Creative Team Philip M. Read Editor & Publisher Y ou might not know it, but Read — yes, we know that's a name befitting his profession — is a North Carolina native, taking his first breath at Duke Hospital long ago. It wasn't many years after this second son of Duke alumni entered the world that he was off to his father's native New Jersey. His first classmates there couldn't quite figure out why he talked so funny. Anyway, before long he was embarking on a career in journalism, holding newsprint in his hands all hours of the day and all those long night shifts he'd just as soon forget. At just 29, after his undergrad years at Boston University and graduate studies at Penn State and fresh from his first newspaper gig, he lead e Daily Journal in Elizabeth, N.J., then the nation's fourth-oldest daily. After that, it became something of a blur at increasingly larger dailies. Along the way, he interviewed the likes of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step on the Moon; and Larry Doby, who broke the color barrier in the American League. He covered tragic murders, tearful funerals, and heart- wrenching criminal trials. His name was even mentioned as part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer. Now, he's delving into a new beat, right here in this corner of the North Carolina Piedmont. Bob Bogert Design Director I f you're enchanted by the design of 27587, this is the guy behind it all. As design director, this long-time newspaper man is responsible for every "Oh, wow!" reaction to our colorful, appealing, and well thought out page designs. He is the one who arranges the magazine's graphic "furniture" and who sculpted 27587's cover logo. What's more, he's the talent behind a hefty career scrapbook of eye-catching section fronts with such headings as Page One, Arts & Entertainment, Home & Garden, Food, and Travel, to name a few. Not surprising really, since his résumé includes multiple honors from press associations and the Society of News Design. He even captured an award of excellence for pages he designed for a special news section on Princess Diana's funeral in 1997. Bob sees himself as something of a minimalist. His design philosophy is this: "Readability, easy navigation for the reader, and when you have great photos or artwork just get out of the way and let it work!" By the way, Bob is also the magazine's resident film expert. For several years, he wrote a weekly newspaper column dubbed "At the Movies." Kathryn Rende Roving Photographer W hen we say "roving," we mean it. Kathryn is a talented documentary journalist who has worked with a video team at the World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, ventured to Kenya as a grad student to report on the United Nations' millennium development goals, trekked to Georgia for a story on agriculture for National Geographic, and hopped aboard a shrimpin' boat for a story on life on Biscayne Bay. No, it wasn't Lt. Dan's. Nowadays, this well-versed visual journalist produces video narratives focusing on the Southern economy, its identity, and those pesky enviro-economic issues. Don't do a double-take with that last one. Yeah, she has her master's in multi-media journalism from the University of Miami, but she earned her bachelor's at NC State, majoring in Botany. You can check out her videos at katerende.com. For 27587, she's the chief shutterbug, capturing the heart — and often the soul — of life in these environs. When she isn't snapping pictures with her Canon 5D Mark II, she can be found teaching teenagers the wonders of science communications at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences or recording oral histories at her alma mater. Philip M. Read Jr. Senior Graphic Designer & Illustrator T here's no hiding this. Yes, he is the son of the editor and publisher of the same name, just with a "Jr." at the end. is young creative-type latched onto drawing at an early age and today is the talent behind 27587's striking cover illustrations, something that makes the magazine a regional stand-out. And he does the magazine's original comic page, typically tied in with one of our feature stories, as well as designing ads. He honed his artistic talents as a youngster at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, then run by the comic book titan best known for his work with DC Comics and in particular his drawings of Sgt. Rock, a World War II infantryman, and Hawkman, an airborne crime fighter. He also captured his bachelor's in fine arts — in cartooning no less — from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he studied under Walt Simonson, known for his work on Marvel Comics' or as well as X-Factor and Fantastic Four. In his off hours, young Read could be spotted running the Raleigh Rock N' Roll Half-Marathon and dashing about on Tuesday eves with the White Street Running Club. He's also quite accomplished in Tai Chi. ILLUSTRATIONS BY PHILIP M. READ JR. (OF COURSE!)

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