Dust Catcher is a magazine about contemporary character design, illustration, and collectibles. From naming to branding and its digital presence, Bureau Clarté oversaw the entire process.
From shelf to paper
Dust Catcher takes a look at the creators’ favorite makers, ranging from illustrators and painters to sculptors, toy designers and manufacturers. Aimed at collectors and lovers of characters, the magazine features interviews with creatives who produce physical work in some form or another.
In reference to collecting and an outsider’s view of collecting something they don’t understand, we chose a sarcastic name to position the magazine, simultaneously pointing out its own ability become a collectible and a dust catcher of its own.
Its design is straight-forward and does not distract from the variety of featured artists and their often colorful visual language. A transparent sheet of paper – fittingly named a dust jacket – is wrapped around the cover, visually accentuating the concept of dust, while simultaneously creating a product that stands out from its competition.
In addition to the physical goods, Bureau Clarté designed Dust Catcher’s website and online shop, where interested parties can purchase a copy of the magazine or an exclusive sculpture offered through Dust Catcher.