Lorena Manhães project, “The Mother Journal” was born from conversations, reflections, and a small walk through magazine shops. Why do maternity magazines have to be about education, health, the home, entertainment, all directly related to the children and their growth? Why not a magazine for the mothers and about the mothers? This is why this publication is not only for them but with them.
The Mother Journal is an independent and collaborative publication on the personal experiences of women in motherhood.
A quarterly publication that celebrates the beauty, the complicated and the surprising aspects of being a mother. It goes beyond their role as parents, recedes from the didactic and paternal tone, and approaches the literary and personal life of women.
Each magazine edition covers three subjects which are interpreted by the union between a writer and an artist. It also features articles, essays, stories, trips, recipes, interviews and anecdotes that focus on the role of these women while avoiding parenting advice, education and children in general, therefore becoming a completely unique magazine. The size of the magazine is designed so that it is easy to carry in a handbag. The publication contains three features and two inserts in the centerfold: a poster for children and a short novel for the mother.
About Lorena Manhães
Lorena Manhães is a Brazilian graphic designer based in Barcelona. She thinks design is the perfect tool to communicate and to transmit ideas, thoughts, and different ways of thinking. With her work, she want to transmit, not only a good and pretty design, but also subjects that make us reflect in a deeper sense. Lorena loves working with diverse materials, typographies, and people from different backgrounds. See more of her works on Behance or her website.