Bird Machine Vol. 1

Meet Bird Machine—Oiselle’s first print publication. This inaugural issue celebrates the joy of body movement and explores how it is forever linked to what it produces: personal growth and collective power. It includes original writings from runners Lauren Fleshman, Kara Goucher, and Alison Mariella Désir—alongside a closer look at Oiselle's fall 2020 Flystyle. Fly with Oiselle.






Amber Fouts
Ryan Warner

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Form follows function

The Bird Machine endeavors to explore resonant themes, elevate athletes’ voices and discuss important issues effecting the women's running community. So, our design proposal was a large-scale format to create impact and allow compositions to play with scale. A strong grid underlies layouts to provide structure and consistency while allowing shape and color, proportion and symmetry, rhythm and flow to vary from spread to spread.

– Limited Edition
– Size: 12 in x 17.5 in
– Pages: 24 pages
– Ink: 24 color process + 1 PMS
– Paper: Uncoated, white, smooth, 100 lb. text
– Typefaces: Druk, Gotham, Bodoni

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As a nod to Oiselle's Firecracker Collection featured in this issue (created for reflective style and night time safety), we printed with fluorescent ink which pops under a black light and conceptually serves to “shed light” on sports activism. From an emotional standpoint, imagery endeavors to capture a spectrum of visceral characteristics common to a runner’s experience:

– Strength
– Exhaustion
– Elation
– Anguish
– Anger
– Sadness
– Imperfect beauty
– Grit
– Etc.

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