vol. 7, issue 1: Capital

“I’m not gonna spend the rest of my life working my ass off and getting nowhere just because I followed rules that I had nothing to do with setting up, OK?

Melanie Griffith’s Tess, the put-upon secretary and protagonist of Working Girl (1988), exclaims this to her coworker when she makes the drastic decision to masquerade as their boss, a high-powered female executive. Her justification is this: If men can bend the rules of capitalism and corporate culture to their advantage, why can’t she? Whether movies have ever been able to satisfyingly answer this question (and others) is our concern with our first issue of 2019: CAPITAL.

For our cover, graphic designer Laura Pitt brings us Canada’s colourful currency. Pitt is a Toronto-based designer with an affinity for typography, bold shapes, bright colours, and baking. With a strong interest in concrete poetry and asemic writing, she is interested in exploring the intersection of writing, language, and design.