NPR’s radio show “This I Believe” showcases every day people’s truisms or core values. In this assignment, we focused on creating a zine to highlight our own truisms. I wrote about the importance of compassion. We condensed our beliefs into a statement on the front and a paragraph on the back. Inside, we created a chromatic typeface and abstract images to exhibit our truism. The statement is simple and wholesome, and I wanted my design to reflect that. This is riso-printed, so I wanted to play with overprinting to create new colors. My background was zoomed in pieces of nature photography, which made a clean, organic texture. I put simple crossing lines within my letters to parallel the crossing leaves and branches in the background. When unfolded, the zine becomes a poster on the other side, displaying the same “compassion is key” phrase from before.