Meet the amazing team behind the book!
Creative Art Director // Graphic Designer // Founder // Photography Correspondent
URIEL A. LOPEZ
Videographer // Installation Coordinator // Writing Correspondent
Printer // Gallery Owner
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Array is a publication that fosters the idea of artistic collaboration and aims to create a platform in which artists support one another. We live in a day and age where it can be pretty cut-throat to gain exposure for your work. I felt that it would be a great opportunity to create a book that focus on positively supporting one another rather than tearing each other down.
Array is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I started this book as a way to create something beautiful and connect with other creatives carving out a career for themselves. I spent a lot of late nights moonlighting as a graphic designer for about 5 years while working in various architecture firms prior to starting Play Grnd. In 2017 I left my full time job as an architectural designer to commit fully to graphic design and start my company: Play Grnd. Array became my first project under Play Grnd and grew from a small side project into a larger publication that not only gives me an opportunity to design and create, but help showcase other creatives who are working to pursue their dream!
Array gives a voice to photographers and creates a unique platform to showcase different perspectives and viewpoints within each issue. I wanted the publication to be something that benefited all involved without being a "pay to play" model or requiring a certain "following/level of fame" to participate. We have been very lucky to fund the first two books by a combination of crowdfunding and service trades. The goal is that we will eventually be fully funded by book sales, so that the project truly becomes artists supporting artists.