Cover Art

On the Cover | Nov. 16, 2023

learn about this issue’s delicious-looking cover art

photography & baking by Ma Vue |

“Tough as They Crumb” by Ma Vue

Ma Vue is Volume One’s video and photo director. Apparently he’s also also gingerbread wizard. What a guy!

“Tough As They Crumb” (2023) gingerbread and frosting • From the artist: “Brainstorming for this issue’s special Best of the Holidays cover was easy – getting it done was a whole other story. We wanted something eye-catching and festively iconic, yet nostalgic. With the bit of gingerbread house making knowledge we had and three days of planning, baking, and constructing, a scrumptiously beautiful replica of the The Local Store and Volume One building emerged. Bossman Nick had the great idea to include The Chippewa River Trolley, which ended up being the icing on the cake the cover needed. We hope it puts you in the best of holiday moods just like creating it did for us!”


Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.