This 2014 Summer edition features illustrations of midwest flora and fauna, a photo essay from an Indiana limestone quarry, and a city guide to Grand Rapids.


Lisa Adams was raised in the Midwest and is now a food writer and personal chef in New York City. She posts weekly food and thought on her blog, All Good Things.

Audim Culver + Ivy Siosi are the owners of Siosi Design + Build, a design/woodworking/art team in Bloomington, Indiana. They fell in love in 2010 and quickly began their ascent into adopting the tactical intent to combine history, craft, purpose, and play. Their collaborative practice has since evolved into designing fine furniture, running a business, and finding common obsessions — at the moment, making bows, arrows and targets. 

Sadie Demsey is a 22-year-old film photographer from Wisconsin, studying sociology and gender and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. When she is not taking photographs, she spends her days adventuring, collaging, and making zines. 

Jill DeVries is a wedding and commercial photographer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She can usually be found starting a dance party or eating tacos. Her true passion is travel, but she loves calling the Great Lakes State home. 


Danielle Klein Jamnik is a graduate of the French Pastry School and a baker at Floriole in Chicago. She is inspired by the flourishing talent of the local food industry and by the seasonal produce of the Midwest. Danielle makes her home in the Noble Square neighborhood with her husband and two cats. 

Crystal Neff spent most of her life in the Sonoran Desert and reluctantly found herself in the heart of Minnesota in her early twenties. Her reluctance was short-lived, however, and she developed a fondness for sky-tinted waters and Minneapolis’s thriving art scene. Crystal has since relocated to the West Coast, and spends her days working with artists of all kinds, experimenting with vegan recipes, taking photographs, writing, and exploring. 

Sonja + Alex Overhiser are the husband-and-wife team who develop and photograph healthy, whole foods recipes published on their blog, A Couple Cooks. Advocates of fresh, seasonal eating and home cooking, they live and work in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Diana Sudyka is an illustrator and painter from Chicago, who creates book and album covers, screenprinted gig posters, and original watercolors. 

Anna Wallace was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. She became an honorary Midwesterner while attending the Cleveland Institute of Art and fell in love with the Rust Belt. Anna returned to Durham post-graduation, where she now works, sells, and shows at many of the local arts organizations. 

Annie Wang is a freelance food photographer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She’s the editor of the website Tasteseekers Kitchen and keeps a blog, Frites and Fries

Jaclyn Rose Wright received a BA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in cinema and photography in 2009. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Fine Art Project Grant from Indiana University. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, and has been featured on several internet galleries and blogs. In the spring of 2014, she was the Visiting Artist in Residence at the University of Cincinnati.