The theme this year is titled “Visions of Fantasy,” an exploration into the world of your imagination. With this edition, we invite you to indulge in your own legends, fairytales, and dreams. Through photography, art, and written work, ERATO’s 53rd issue will craft a collaborative composition that showcases students’ interpretation of this year’s theme.
Submit now until November 21st at the link attatched!
Our long awaited 52nd issue is available in digital and physical copies. Check it out here!
This edition, The Coming Home Edition, is a triumphant return to form for the Erato team. Returning from quarantine, we grabbed our pens, pencils and notebooks, exploring our refound freedoms and deepened understandings of ourselves. Covid changed our lives, as we’re sure it did with anyone reading this.
This issue is a love letter to ourselves and an expression of the weight of finally coming home.
We’re excited to share our second digital zine, Jacket Archives. Check it out here!
Issue 1 of Jacket Archives is an orchestra of individual works from our staff, with each staff member’s section exploring themes of identity, self, passion, and what it means to be an artist. An assemblage of passion projects, this zine offers a taste of what’s to come in our upcoming 52nd issue.
Special thanks to this zine’s contributors: Angela Dai, Jack Rarer, Chloe Morris, Shreya Kumar, Jourdan Holmes, Anthony Peterson, Angela Huynh, Aparna Arul, Jimmy Liu, Jasmine Hsu,
We’re working around the clock collecting submissions, mapping production and planning out our next edition to make our 52nd edition a well orchestrated culmination of our students’ creativity. In the meantime, check out some of our previous works.
To view, hover over the Previous Editions banner above.
Erato is excited to share our first online-exclusive zine! The Desktop Issue focuses on a student’s desk as a microcosm of identity:
The limited horizontal real estate in a student’s room results in a student’s desk being in constant flux. Papers are written on and put away, drawings made and scrapped, laptops opened and closed, candy wrappers set aside to be discarded later. Some might keep their desk simple and organized, while others might have a system that works only inside their mind. On each desk is a student’s identity, spread across the tabletop. A desk is also a reflection of current experiences, littered with objects indicating beginnings and endings, a surface of subtle intimacies ripe for examination.
Click here to read The Desktop Issue. While reading, you can also listen to our Spotify playlist curated for this edition!
Along with the zine, we are releasing the Adobe Illustrator file used to create the front and back cover elements, which includes a wood texture, sticky notes, a phone, an open book, lined paper, notebooks, highlighters, an eraser, a pencil, and a pen! EratoZine1-DeskElements.ai is licensed by Erato under CC BY-NC.
Special thanks to The Desktop Issue’s contributors: A. Thomas, John Jajeh.