Kiosk 54: Free Samples™

Portions, morsels, parts of the whole. Which pieces of yourself do you want to expose? Will you do it truthfully?



Kiosk is a semi-annual magazine that features the best art and literature that students at The University of Kansas have to offer. In this 54th edition, a theme of "Free Samples" was selected, calling for submissions that explored the pieces of our identities we choose to give away to the outside world. Are these bits of character and personality true reflections of our innermost self, or do we manipulate our truth before showings others?


Distortions and scans throughout the magazine help blur reality and call to question the truthfulness of the content being showcased. In an additional attempt to deceive our reader and create simutaneous feelings of intrigue and distrust, we used analog methods of manipulation combined with often-illegible typographic glitches. Holographic treatment on the covers give the book a distinct appeal. Two alternate covers (black and white) and the folding-in of random, light blue sheets make each copy unique. Special editions were shrink-wrapped with holographic glitter and distributed around our community.


Patrick Blanchard
Triana Thompson


Megan Snelten
Mary Sniezek
Allie Welch

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Patrick Blanchard is a recent graduate with a BFA in Design, currently living in Lawrence, Kansas, and interning with HOK's Kansas City-based experiential graphics team. He is now seeking other full-time opportunities across the country.