Root & Star Magazine Issue 15
May/June 2018 Issue
TOOT TOOT TOOOOOOT! Just in time for the launch of spring, here we are with a magazine that celebrates the beauty of noise!
TOOT TOOT TOOOOOOT! Just in time for the launch of spring, here we are with a magazine that celebrates the beauty of noise! From visual noise to plant noise to instruments made out of random things, we welcome the riot of this beautiful world! We are especially excited to feature an interview with the amazing, noisy, colorful artist, Ken Horne. His art is like joy on canvas. Our other favorite thing this issue is poems by Gwendolyn Brooks and art by Faith Ringgold, who celebrate the beauty and mystery of ordinary life in the city.
More to the Story
Root & Star is published six times per year. This magazine is paperback, has 40 full-color pages of beauty and life, and is published six times per year. The target audience for each magazine is children ages 3–8, or children who are being read to and/or are just learning to read—but because children are never far from their siblings and caregivers, we created a magazine that can be enjoyed by all ages, from 1 to 100.
Root & Star magazine
- is wise and wild, strange and sweet.
- cultivates happy, healthy, peaceful, creative children.
- is dedicated to creating an artful, quality, ad-free magazine that inspires the poetry of childhood.
- takes children offline into the pleasure of pages they can touch, turn, share, and read in the grass.
- preserves the sacred space of childhood.
- nourishes parents with words and artwork as appealing to them as to their children.
- is a community of artists and writers working to create something meaningful, rich, and relevant.
Courtney says: One day while working on an art assignment for a magazine while my friend was watching my children, my daughter pranced excitedly into my studio showing me some mail she had just received. Children love mail! I went back to drawing, and while I drew I thought about this: I have so many art and writing friends who are also parents. We were artists before we were parents, and this interplay of art and child-rearing is both beautiful and sometimes complicated. We all make work that we can share in some way with our children, and we are also short on time in this phase of our lives. Why not collaborate together, each working on a small piece, and as a whole it can be large and amazing? I thought about the children's magazines that I knew, and I felt that my friends and I could make something with even more depth and artfulness, with more soul and wildness--a beautiful magazine that parents and children alike could be excited to find in their mailboxes. I dreamt of a magazine with as much depth as the best of children's literature, and with as much playfulness and experimentation as the best ephemera. Root & Star was born.
This magazine measures 8.5" L x 10.5" W.
Safety & Care
Recommended for ages 3-8 years and over.