One reason for my visit to the Indiana Raptor Center last week was to photograph a Turkey Vulture up close, to have some reference material for a publication design project for school. I completed it and presented it to my seminar yesterday, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and the feedback I received from my classmates. The project began with a one word prompt, selected from an arbitrarily chosen dictionary page given to me by my professor.
I chose "naris." It sounded cool, jargony without being intimidating, and I immediately knew the subject of the periodical.
Mind you, my professor expressly forbid us from taking any financial considerations into account. Market viability was not an issue. So I lived in a perfect world where a periodical devoted to themed issues about the sense of smell would be a profitable enterprise.
To see the three interior spreads I created, feel free to visit my flickr set. Just don't take any of the content as factual - it was a design project, not a writing assignment, after all, so I made up facts willy-nilly. It felt dirty.