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Artifact: Ground’s 50th issue

your magazine hits a milestone

Text by Glyn Bowerman

It’s been one year since I became Ground’s editor. This is my fourth issue. So, when it comes to celebrating a remarkable 50 issues, I wasn’t sure what to say.

What I can say is I’ve inherited a remarkable legacy from Ground’s inaugural editor Lorraine Johnson. She spearheaded this project: a big, beautiful, full-colour, print quarterly to cover anything and everything that OALA members care about. A tough sell in this era, but she sold it. Lorraine was the first person I reached out to when I got the job, and she continues to provide valuable advice.

I also want to say this magazine doesn’t happen without the dedication and passion of Editorial Board volunteers and OALA staff. Every month, they bring ideas and inspiration to the table—even virtually, in the grips of a pandemic. Their love of their craft is truly special to witness. Our graphic designer Noël Nanton of typotherapy is responsible for the consistently stunning quality of the pages you hold in your hands.

These people work hard to bring you your Ground Magazine, and I’m going to use this space to say thank you. And if you’d like to join this team, don’t be afraid to reach out.

BIO/ Glyn Bowerman, Ground Editor