It’s the most sought after, high-design and relevant current events magazine in Frederick County, Maryland. Frederick Gorilla delivers compelling content covering business, life and politics in Frederick to more than 40,000 readers per issue. The Frederick Gorilla exists to challenge, inform, entertain and bring together the Frederick community through savvy editorial, interactive communication and outstanding pictorials that give voice to the many communities that coexist in Frederick County.
The Frederick Gorilla began publishing in 2011 and was acquired by Graphcom, Inc. in 2012. The bimonthly magazine challenges readers and Frederick’s communities to “Be vocal. Seek knowledge. Decide for yourself. Speak your truth. Be the Gorilla.”
- The "Dividing Lines" feature story was designed to introduce readers to the topic of political gerrymandering of Maryland’s election districts (specifically, District 6 and District 8). The story was written by Christina L. Lyons and original photography was supplied by Erick Gibson. Inspired by the political overtones of a contentious political election year of 2012, the story’s layout carries the red/blue theme and incorporates visually inspired infographic treatments to make the topic accessible to readers of all political persuasions.
- The subheading for the "Houses of Wax" feature story sums up its concept: “Vinyl revivalists flock to Frederick’s record shops seeking sound salvation from the digital age.” The article was written by Andrew Bailey and original photography was supplied by Anastasia Tantaros. Borrowing the “vintage vinyl” concept, the feature’s design echoes imagery and typography associated with phonograph record album sleeve artwork from the 1960s and 1970s.
- Both "Dividing Lines" and “Houses of Wax” received a Gold ADDY Award in the Editorial Spread or Feature category during the 2013 American Advertising Federation – Greater Frederick’s 2013 ADDY Awards competition.