Knock Before Entering is a small zine that I put together on the topic of online interaction. It’s a topic that I felt compelled to address as our world find itself more and more eager to tackle sensitive issues online where context and thoughtful conversation is often traded for assumptions and pointed jabs. Through this essay, I attempt to remind the reader of the ways in which we have been called to interact with others in person in the hopes of bringing us back to a healthier form of communication online.
I think we’ve all been given some sort of gift to share with the world and that can only be done when we’re expressing our true selves. I think we’re all artists in our own right and that we should all be working to bring our unique contribution to our sphere of influence. That being said, I don’t think we were ever meant to attract the attention and approving glances of everyone. We’re most effective when we stop worrying about what others are doing and start focusing on what we love. It’s not about where we're going, it’s about the journey.
I'm an artist pursuing what I love and I hope that in the doing so I can inspire others to do the same.
Yondr Studio is the ever moving studio of Nathan Yoder currently located in Seattle, WA. An Oklahoma native, Nathan specializes in traditional forms of illustration as well as typography and dad puns. For inquiries and donations towards rent, feel free to contact him at the email listed above.
For prints and one off pieces, be sure to check out store.yondrstudio.com