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Made in USA

Magazines, whether Martha Stewart Living, Harper's, or Cigar Aficionado, deliver a periodical dose of information and images necessary to live a certain kind of lifestyle. In this, the third and final issue of artist group Bernadette Corporation's "fashion" magazine, Made in USA, the intent was to use every possible means to disrupt the easy digestion of whatever lifestyle might be represented. Page-within-page devices previewed what was to come or replayed what one had already seen. Articles began in what appeared to be their middle. Sections were designed to perfectly mimic other magazines. Titles looked like ads and ads like titles. On every page, a reader was acutely aware of the construction of an "image" and therefore also aware of how that image was meant to (or meant not to) aid in the their own construction of self.




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