NXT creatives

John Hearne

Dublin School of Creative Arts

Boon: Editorial Design

BOON is a journal primarily aimed at students of the creative arts. Aiming to raise the bar for the standard of student publications, it offers readers information that's engaging, relevant and never patronising, basing each issue around a central concept that also inspires the publication's design. The central concept behind the first issue of BOON is that of searching, and particularly the idea of the continuous search in relation to the Internet – a place where our experience is defined by 'the search', and one where we can build idiosyncratic narratives as we navigate through what we read. The articles in BOON's first edition have been taken from a number of web and print sources to suggest the idea that, for all the Internet has democratised information, there is still a sense of exclusivity to the content of some print publications.