design

About the Art: The Invisibility Issue

In this time of ahistoricism, where so much is based on “right now,” we wanted to reference the history of violence on which the U.S. has been—and continues to be—built, from slavery and colonialism to devastating environmental practices, to the destruction of sacred lands and resources that were... Read more »

About the Art: The Family Values Issue

Which of our illustrators would like to be adopted into Professor Xavier’s School of Gifted Youngsters? Who feels more kinship towards the Addams family? Find out more about the art family we’ve assembled for the Family Values issue, and read about our cut paper cover. Read more »

Pins and Needles: Tuesday Bassen Fights the Fast-Fashion Powers Ripping off Indie Designers

Early in 2016, Bassen’s art started showing up in an unwelcome place: On the website of fast-fashion mainstay Zara, uncredited.  Read more »

About the cover: The Chaos Issue

I try to design covers for Bitch that are somewhat timeless, since we’re a quarterly magazine that stays on shelves for at least a few months. Creating a cover for this issue, which went to press on October 18, was uniquely worrying. Read more »

No Feminism, No Future: Celebrating 20 Years of Bitch Media

Sure, a good cover line can entice readers to grab a magazine off the newsstand or bookshelf. But in the absence of 50-point neon type and 35 Ways to Blow His Mind, Bitch has always relied on design, illustration, and color to draw people into our pages. It’s not often that we have an opportunity... Read more »

About the Cover: Kids These Days

What would the bedroom of a feminist teenage merkitten look like? Boom. Illustrator / designer Kristen Dullum had us covered. Plus, color and share your own version of our cover! Read more »

About the Cover: The Money Issue

How much can one “mess with” currency before it loses its value? Before it becomes unrecognizable? Notes from our art director about our cover. Read more »

About the Cover: The 20th Anniversary Issue

A behind-the-scenes look at the art featured in our 20th anniversary issue! Read more »

About the Cover: The Nerds Issue

Our Nerds issue cover was illustrated by Yoswadi Krutklom. See it in more detail here! Read more »

About the Cover: The Blood & Guts Issue

Heart and home, pain and pleasure, animal and identity. I was pretty set on using this particular image from the start. Read more »

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