I love good stories, and some weeks ago I heard a really good one told by my friend Jaime Ramírez, a graphic designer who received an email from the editor of Colors Magazine himself. It sounded unreal, but this is how it happened.
It all started with him working on his personal visual diary called “The Moleskine ® Project”, that gathering dozens of quick daily drawings he does before going to bed, about his everyday experiences. He started to upload those drawings to Instagram and then he created a Tumblr to keep track of how it was evolving.
One day, while visiting the Colors Magazine website and saw this ad looking for designers and illustrators. After reading the information, he noticed that he was way too old to apply, but this didn’t discourage him and he sent an email anyway explaining his situation. To his surprise, the answer came back from Cosimo Bizzari (yeah, the editor), and he told Jaime that he could collaborate in another way, through the Colors Notebook Project.
A few weeks later, he received a copy of “Colors – A Survival Guide” completely in blank, ready to use, paint, cut, spray, glue or whatever he could think of to tell his own story. Once it’s done, he will send the notebook back and it will be published online. Cool, huh?
Remember that if you are young and creative, you too can participate in the activities organized by Colors Magazine. Take a look at the website and send your application to see if you get as lucky as Jaime.