Looking back through these papers, I can’t help but wonder what the layout editors of the time saw for their vision. The Bolt has come a long way since its inception. As I’ve been working in publishing for a while, I know that even though you may have an idea in your head, it is super satisfying to see everything come together and usually nothing like you first expected. That’s largely how this issue was produced; it’s all about following your gut. So if you are one of those special people with an eye for design I encourage you to follow your instincts. Take inspiration from others, build something from that inspiration, tear it down, remake it, publish it, and finally, stare at all the mistakes you still didn’t work out. Trust me, there will be many.
The Bolt is a constant evolution, which I hope to see in some sort of unrecognizable state after I leave. If you think you have what it takes to be the next person to tear it all down, keep us in mind or email us your suggestions. Just promise me you’ll never put orange font on a red background. It’s a great experience and hopefully you’ll have the chance to work alongside some amazing writers and editors as I’ve been privileged to do. Enjoy our throwback and be sure to enter the draw Concordia contest at the bottom of the page. See you next issue!