The story behind the cover shot of the next Ambassador magazine


When the latest issue of ASIJ’s biannual magazine The Ambassador reaches readers in the coming weeks, we hope you’ll enjoy the cover which features sixth grade students from our new creative design class along with our 3D printer.

What you might not realize is all of the work that goes into the cover shot. In fact, the creation of the cover takes quite a bit of creative design to complete!

The first step was to “print” the magazine’s cover line. What better way to make it stand out than to make it truly three-dimensional.

Once the printing was complete, we transformed the RED Box (our Robotics, Engineering and Design lab) to be more literally red. Our “models” were very good sports. Though perhaps there was more laughing than on most photo shoots.

The Ambassador magazine goes to 10,000 people in 55 countries around the world. This upcoming issue will include a feature article on the new creative design class as well as an interview with an ASIJ alumnus who knows a lot about the topic—NASA Mars Curiosity Rover engineer Bobak Ferdowsi. Check out our website for more information on The Ambassador magazine. (Lucy Williams, Alumni Relations)