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Creatives are dynamic storytellers who give culture life. By Design celebrates the creatives, we are the magazine for creatives by creatives. Issue 003 features the Kids, all talented people in different lanes.
Creatives, just create. The goal is for By Design to be a source of inspiration with each copy. May the narratives and images guide you on your creative journey. Enjoy the special Audio Mood Board curated by By Design Contributor, Chance Chamberlain.


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Issue 003 available in the following locations:

Made Mobb

1110 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
306 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112
221 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108


4056 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111


507 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106

Blip Roasters

1101 Mulberry St, Kansas City, MO 64101
1106 E 30th St, Kansas City, MO 64109

Moving Ghosts, An Ongoing Project

Jacob Buchanan, a photographer from Kansas City also known as Melting Giraffe, is currently working on his new project Moving Ghosts. Check out what Jacob has to say and some images from below:

I ask people to wear their favorite outfit because clothes show who a person is at that period in life, how they feel & have been feeling. They express who they want to be, it gives people confidence.  I am interested in sharing who people are and the connection that comes with that.

Important locations come from the idea of boudoir. Boudoir comes from the french word bouder meaning: to sulk. Historically, sulking was seen as something one would do privately, and the term bouder came to encapsulate a room where one would go to withdraw and be quietly alone. A bouder was a place of intimacy and privacy, where one could express their true selves without fear of judgment or punishment.

Music does both of these as well. It encampments the mood of the artist while feeding into the feelings of society. What people are listening to shows just how times are changing in the same way clothes does. So I have been started reaching out to local bands to participate.

I want this project to let people in on a little bit more personal level that is intended to share and capture who we are without having to think about it or preform

This is an ongoing project.