We invited 15 girls on behalf of LAGIRLSNY to be the core contributors to the New York yearbook. Nike Sportswear partnered as the main sponsor for the month long gallery show at 255 Elizabeth St., NoLita.

Yearbook Details

Inspired by both the traditional American high school yearbook and Ezra Petronio's yearbook, "Bold and Beautiful", The Young and the Banging is the very first ever co-created yearbook dedicated to the new wave of young, cool and creative youth in downtown NYC. On behalf of myself and Tracy Antonopoulos a.k.a. Spacey Tracy, 15 girls in NY were invited to partner as co-creators to help make the yearbook. We asked each of them to create their own groups of young people to be represented as a class in the yearbook and gave them extra spreads in the book to design in a way that best represented their groups’ lifestyle and creativity. Lastly, we asked the girls to take polaroid’s of every person in their group to act as their class photo. The girls we invited to be co-creators of this yearbook are creative, well connected friends of ours, entrepreneurs, talented designers and photographers. They make the city tick and some are still students at schools like NYU, Parsons, Eugene Lang, Pratt and SVA.

Gallery Show Details

In support of the yearbook launch, the gallery show provided a playful look into downtown NYC as if it were really a high school through elements that made those four years a unique, terrifying and memorable experience for all of us. People from the book were invited to make the show happen through DIY collaboration which made this entire show a real community effort.