Making your Mark

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61°North Magazine. Graphic designer Inger Deede has Soldotna roots. So there was a nice bit of symmetry in having her on the design team tasked with creating a logo for the City of Soldotna this year. Deede...

Alaska 2117

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61°North Magazine. Summer 2015. Southcentral Alaska. The road north passes through familiar scenery: hay flats near Palmer, lakes by Wasilla, scattered homes and businesses and forest in between. Then somewhere...

Reclaimed

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61°North Magazine. Kodiak Island is hard on buildings. Wood rots. Metal rusts. Rain finds the leaks. Freight is expensive. People here reuse for economy and practicality, like the shipping containers repurposed...

An Afterlife for the Church of Love?

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61°North Magazine. Spenard Road has always attracted an off-kilter attitude to match its meandering path. In the city grid, Spenard stands out. Now, thanks to a $3 million grant from ArtPlace America, the area...

#WhatWeLove: All Eyes on Food

This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of 61°North Magazine. Popular toy brands like Shopkins and TokiDoki have made eyes on food a continuing trend. And who better to imagine that than some of Alaska’s young artists? For this edition of What...