This Wednesday we welcome our first Artist in Residence – Chris Brown of Refueled magazine. We discovered Chris from his TedX talk : Curating as my craft. Chris crafts stories of heritage, community and the new-again DIY spirit. Hell spend time exploring, gathering inspiration and creating a piece at/for the SycamoreHouse (artist’s cabin). Photographer Steven Visneau@stevenvisneauphotography will capture every detail for a hardbound book/short film to be released in 2023.Chris came of age in the “cultural decade” of the 1960’s. His influences from that period – the music, the style, the art and media, all play a large role in his publication Refueled.Chris created his first magazine when he was eight years old. From those sheets of typing paper sprang a vision inspired by the large format photos of LIFE, the satirical vibe of MAD, and the people and times that surrounded him. From the beginning, he saw issues of Refueled more as personal journals rather than a magazine. Contained in its pages today are the people and subjects that inspire him – meaningful enough that he feels almost an obligation to share them with the world.With Refueled, Chris is providing us not only a window into great culture, but a peek into one man’s personal quest to make media itself an art form.Brown has spoken about indie publishing through prestigious events from TEDxandHOW Design Live. He appears in the Netflix exclusive documentary”Making of the American Man”, and contributed to the book”Men and Style; Essays, Interviews and Considerations”by David Coggins.If you love design, youre gonna want to follow him. There isnt a post that he makes that I dont end up rabbit-holing : @refueled.magazine