How many people read paper magazine nowadays? I started this post with a question because despite the fact that magazines are becoming obsolete in their paper form, their contribution to design is hard to put on words. Editorial design for me is one of the most inspiring fields of design. It's the pinnacle of design if you will. You have a limit amount of space on the page, you might have big and small images, you have text and you need to call readers attention for the content. It's always a great exercise to try to design a magazine. Stine Erlang Sloth shared a cool project on her Behance profile where she redesigned VÆRK Magazine for a school project. Below you can see the results. The cool thing about this project for me is the typography, use of white space but also the bold use of blue for the cover. It is a departure from the normal white or full image style. I love how bold it looks, especially with the embossed text but still with a classic editorial design style. Three of the leading lifestyle magazines in Denmark and SMK has gone together and made a new art magazine - VÆRK, which will open new doors to art. Editorial Design Via Behance. For more information check out: https://www.behance.net/stineerlang http://stine.erlang.dk/
Editorial design has for me is the biggest source of inspiration. The beauty of organizing text, imagery and colors to create composition that is not only visual pleasing but also efficient at communicating the message to the reader. BUREAU CHAPEAU MELON created and shared this incredible editorial design project on their Behance profile It's the design for Black Apple Magazine and it has it all. Gorgeous imagery, elegant use of white space, vibrant colors, trendy illustrations, as I said, these types of projects are truly inspiring. Description Black Apple Magazine [BAM] is a free bimonthly publication distributed in key outlets of the Marseille city. Launched in January 2017 by Aurélia Andréoli (Founder and CEO of the design studio Bureau Chapeau Melon) and Anne-Sophie Vignau (Founder of Pepper D printing), BAM is design, qualitative and authentic. Distributed free of charge, it gives pride to its inhabitants and visitors. Editorial design Bureau Chapeau Melon is a creative agency based in Marseille, France. For more information make sure to check out: chapeau-melon.fr blackapplemagazine.com
We are featuring an editorial design project from the Hello Mr. who is a community of men who date men who share thoughts and conversations about interests, hopes and fears. Since their launch back in 2012, they have gathered interests from people all around the world. Published twice a year, they are back on Kickstarter to introduce a new artist residency for the creators of tomorrow. It's called: The Issues. In their words We are a collective of artists and writers that reflect the diverse perspective of the LGBTQ community. When we launched in 2012, we sought to create a platform for emerging talent and unheard voices, and add to the momentum for more inclusive representation in media. With your help through our first Kickstarter, we brought Hello Mr. into the world. Eight issues later, we are expanding that mission, and introducing an artist residency that propels the creators of tomorrow. We’re calling it The Issues. We're launching a magazine residency called "The Issues" and providing mentorship and resources for new ideas in queer publishing! Using our global distribution experience and mentorship from industry leaders, we are providing the tools and resources to get new ideas from queer voices off the ground. We think of it as an academy for editors, art directors, and media-makers of the future. With your support, we will help launch our first magazine-in-residence, and distribute it inside the next issue of Hello Mr. Photo Gallery Returning to Kickstarter to launch The Issues residency is the perfect way to remind us of our original mission. We are more than a magazine, we're a community that believes changes happens from the ground up. And coming back as a Kickstarter Gold project helps us raise awareness for the new stories we want to tell with The Issues. More Links Find out more about Hello Mr. Magazine: hellomrmag.com Check out their recent project on Kickstarter
The mighty folks from Toronto-based Underline Studio have partnered with the Salvadoran human rights organization, Asociación Pro-Búsqueda. To create and design a special edition newspaper that highlights the atrocities of El Salvador's civil war through art, poetry and action. Their goal is to spread awareness and promote their cause. You should definitely check out their Kickstarter and give them your support. Behind this Kickstarter Campaign, it's the work from Underline Studio. Based in Toronto, Ontario; they focus their work into brand, corporate and marketing communications. Project Gallery More Links Support their campaign now on Kickstarter Learn more about Underline Studio at underlinestudio.com Follow Underline Studio on Instagram
Yuta Takahashi shared an incredible graphic design and editorial design project on his Behance profile titled Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist. As he mentions in the description, this book, which combines modernity and minimalism, ancient knowledge and philosophical thought, has a completely new, unique design. You can definitely see that right away with the cover that is simple but very elegant because of the paper texture. Below I also added more info I got from the project, but just spend some time checking the images, they are truly inspiring. We designed Michael Debus's book "Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist". The book attempts to use philosophy to unravel the wisdom handed down in the form of myths and legends. Project description Through the unique cover art, we represented the idea of multiple layers of doors of knowledge appearing and being opened by thought. On the other side of the door, the letter "I" appears. We represented the reader's awareness transitioning from darkness to daylight through the use of neutral colors between light and shadow. As a result the book's appearance is reminiscent of the cloister in church architecture. Graphic design Yuta Takahashi is an Art Director, Designer, working on branding graphic design, editorial design and packaging design. His work feature minimal designs which grasp the essence of materials and remove unnecessary elements. For more information make sure to check out and follow Yuta on. Instagram www.yutatakahashi.jp
Happy Friday guys! We are sharing a culinary book that is everything except being conventional. Let me explain, the folks at Juicy Square did an incredible job at editorial design to express the passion for food through the pages of the book entitled: Play, Cook, Kiss: Culinary Tricks. The title says it all, the design is playful and does a play on the material too. Something we have rarely seen in this part of the industry. Mixing different mediums from sketching, typography, images and graphic design; this book is certainty a gem. Juicy Square is a studio that works mainly in graphic design, editorial design and print. Located in Vilnius, Lithuania, a city of immense allure; I love their motto about an outstanding graphic design is not only lines and figures. It must be reasonable and thought-through in order not only to be aesthetic, but also to be functional. To be complete. PLAY, COOK, KISS: CULINARY TRICKS What is the most important thing in food-making? Despite the quality products, time-tested recipes and cooking skills, it’s love. The passion. In other words – it’s courage. Being fearless leads one into the unknown areas of possibilities and sets the new plots of the future. That is the main message of the culinary book filled by wisdom and charisma of Alfas Ivanauskas, creative director and editor in chief of the Kitchen Mythbusters. It’s not just a culinary book. It’s an creative and inspirational guide in a form of diary and an album. That is why features of it were adopted and incorporated into the creative process of the design concept. And it came crafty, detail and unique in every page – full various forms of drawings, blueprints of recipes, notes and so on. All this gives vitality to the book and makes it “alive”. Even the recipes were took out of it and places in a special extra issue to make more space for the sense of philosophical culinary quest. The task for design demanded a lot of unorthodox solutions. Therefore, the visual language is vivid in it: a few different concepts and ideas interact and strengthen each other here. Various composition techniques come hand-by-hand in this book. Check out Juicy Square's site: juicysquare.com Follow Juicy Square on Behance
Let's take a look at this editorial design & branding project for Tokyo Metropolitan Government by Nosigner. There's a high importance of user friendliness in Japan, this might a good subject for another article but let's not derail for now. This book has been created to help citizens to be prepared in case of a disaster and has been distributed to 7.5 million households. Two things I love about this design, first the colour to make very distinguishable and the manga comic illustration approach to be super easy to follow. What do you think? Behind this project, we have the work from Nosigner who is a design firm based in Yokohama, Japan. I love the definition of their name who means: "professionals who design intangible things". You should definitely follow their Behance. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a manual for disaster defense called “Tokyo Bousai” (English title “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo”). NOSIGNER is in charge of its design and edition collaborating with DENTSU INC. In order to help households get fully prepared for an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo and other various disasters, the book is distributed to 7.5 million households. The stripes with color Yellow and Black as a warning icon will help you to find the book easily even in the case of emergency. Also, illustrated with a manga comic which will give you a simulated experience and easy-to-understand information on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster, it helps to get the attention even from people at the low level of consciousness for disaster defense. Photo Gallery Credits Art Direction: Eisuke Tachikawa (Nosigner), Ryosuke Sakaki (Dentsu Inc.) Graphic Design: Kaori Hasegawa, Andraditya D.R.(Nosigner) Edition: Ryosuke Sakaki (Dentsu Inc.), Eisuke Tachikawa, Kaori Hasegawa (Nosigner) Illustration: Okamura Yuta Client: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Collaboration: Dentsu Inc. Photo: Kunihiko Sato (Nosigner) More Links Check out Nosigner Site: nosigner.com Follow Nosigner on Behance
Nothing to start off your Weekend with an editorial project made by a graphic design student. The project is called: Xplore Newsletter and it has been designed by Parmuditho Wahyudhana. Remove the fact that I loved his choice of subject which was the city of Tokyo but I enjoyed his treatment on the layout with different shapes into the grid to make everything messy and unique at the same time. I also enjoyed his direction on the pictures with a psychedelic approach that gives you an impression of Japan from the 60s, beautiful work Parmuditho! Looking forward to see more of you in the future. Behind this school project is the work from Parmuditho Wahyudhana who is a graphic design student from Jakarta, Indonesia. You should definitely follow his work on Behance. Newsletter about tourism and travel, assignment from typography class. The brief is to designing a Newsletter about one of the asian country, the contents it can be about traveling, politics, culture and etc.
We love student projects on Abduzeedo and this one involves graphic design, editorial and photography by Marcelo Rodrigues and André de Lima. I loved their choice of font for the project and the approach of the dualtone is just so attractive. Give it a look! Congrats to both of them of making up something great and put it online. Published on Behance is the work from Marcelo Rodrigues and André de Lima who are both students in design currently based Recife, Brazil. Gotta love how they are exploring different styles, we'll look forward to see more of them in the future. Credits Marcelo Rodrigues André de Lima Filipe Ventura
As you may know that we love personal projects on Abduzeedo, it’s a great way to keep you mind inspired and giving you a balance in your daily workflow. It’s also a great way to experiment ideas and concepts. We would like to share this editorial design by Mohammed Samir and his personal series of magazines called: Ting Studio. Published via Behance is the work from Mohammed Samir who is a Lead Designer at BBDO based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I really enjoyed this background in Illustration and integrating it into branding and graphic design projects. This is a personal project I created to start a series of magazines under "Ting studio" name. The series will start visually with the exploration of the living creatures motion and the relation between it and the human behavior. Both graphical interpretation and photography are being used in all the magazine versions. It will include also sections about the traditional visual art subjects like typography but with a new graphical interpretation.
I am one of those believers that believe that design can change the world by its purpose and its reasons. We do what we do for what we believe is worth fighting. We are able to create things that can drag emotions, thinking and more. Let’s take a closer at this editorial design by Mother Design for Save the Children. As I quote: “..creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them”. Designed by Mother Design is a team of designers, strategists and producers with offices in London and New York City. With a mindset of working side-by-side with their clients, seeing their work for Save The Children gives a warm positivity for a great cause. Helping the children of Za′atari share their world. When Save The Children invited us to visit Za’atari – the world’s second largest refugee camp and home to over 80,000 Syrians – we discovered an incredible project. Magnum photographer Michael Christopher Brown had created a photography class in which he gave 12 children iPhones and equipped them with the skills to tell their own stories. These kids have no direct connection to the outside world; no way to share their story and, vitally, to have others respond. My Own Account was about going beyond the photographs, creating an opportunity to engage with the people behind them. We took inspiration from social media to create an exhibition in which visitors could show their love for the photographs that they really connected with. These interactions were recorded and shared with the children of Za’atari in what, for many, was their first interaction with the world outside since arriving at the camp.
Nico Inosanto is a graphic designer based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He focus his work mainly on typography for the making of new typefaces. We are taking a look at actually a book about an elegant and classy typeface of Nico’s called Felice. Taking on the approach of its editorial design work, the book is simply beautiful and conservative with its minimal pages and some highlighting the font with composition to devour. Nico Inosanto is graphic designer that works mostly with type. Having a passion for typography, Nico spend much of his time making new typefaces. Make sure to follow his work on Behance . Credits Cover printed by Spind Intern page, HP Indigo, Z Studio Binding by Olivier Molleyres, Neuchâtel Cover: Malmero Bleu – 300g/m² Intern: Rives Sentation Tradition Matt, bright white – 120g/m² Printed in 10 copies
The New York Times Redesign is concept editorial design project shared by Slava Kornilov and Bohdan Kononets on their Behance page. I have to say, I have seen quite a few of concept projects but as extensive as this one I still have to see. I understand the value of an exercise like this, but I cannot imagine the amount of time necessary to put something that detailed together. I also love to see what people can come up with when you don't consider some important factors like density and monetization. Nevertheless, it's a great editorial design project and quite inspiring in many aspects. Slava Kornilov is a web designer from Moscow, Russia. He is specialized in Web Design, UI/UX and Art Direction. Bohdan Kononets is a designer based in Lisbon, Portugal. He also is specialized in Web Design, UI/UX and Art Direction. For more information about them check out http://flatata.com/ Editorial design
Editorial Design has being around for a long time and we really do enjoy that sometimes we see projects that takes to another level OR even where you just gotta spend a couple more minutes to admire at the details. Let’s take a look at the work from Anaïs Coulon that is really stepping it up with her work. Let’s break it down! Anaïs Coulon a swiss & french graphic designer working who is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. Focusing her work in art direction, graphic design and illustration; it’s great to see her play on the grid layout, typography and also the trendy touch of gradients. I imagined a coloured and playful universe where books aren't only meant to be read but where they become the central graphic or architectural element of the set.
Awoke Magazine is a branding and editorial design project shared by Lucas Berghoef. Awoke is a digital and traditional lifestyle magazine focussing on a different view on fashion, music and art. As a fan of black and white themes, Lucas really put together something quite beautiful. The typography is quite modern and the little text effect to increase contrast works quite well. It also gave me some ideas for the new version of Abduzeedo. Editorial Design About the designer Lucas is a young passioned graphic designer currently working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I work as a freelance designer and I'm always interested in collaborating with other passioned designers & agencies with fresh ideas. For more information check out http://www.lucasberghoef.com/
Wikipedia, we all have used at least a couple times during the course of our lives to gain information on a certain subject. They are really reliable, always up-to-date and above all mostly tell the story behind what we are usually looking for. We can’t easily lose track of time and reading. How about if it was in a magazine form? Or even a popular science art magazine? Well this is what Malwin Béla Hürkey, he is designer currently based in Berlin. His work is focused on art direction for brand development, typography and of course editorial design. Hope you will like it! "eins und null" is a popular science art magazine series which is dedicated to set the existing knowledge of Wikipedia articles into a new visual context and over this course to give them a new graphical interpretation. Each issue draws its attention on two abstract opponents. Issue 001 confronts the phenomenons of physical reflection and absorption. The magazine targets to give a modest, but also adequate definition of each phenomenon, with models of practical relevance to our everyday life. The series aims to spark ones curiosity for scientifical wikipedia articles. More Information: http://huerkey.com.
Nowadays, being unique in your work, brand or portfolio really can paid off. We spoke about reinventing the wheel and it’s still always the case. Let’s talk about portfolios for example, we follow a ”rule” about how we should showcase (in print) our portfolio, having a business card and an introductory letter. Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of your next employer, how many portfolios they have seen so far? What’s the amount of time given on a review? Being different might add to your chances? It all depends but let’s just say that it’s helpful in some way. Let’s take a look at what Charlotte Allen did for her portfolio and we can’t help to appreciate how it does stand out and it’s worth the effort to be innovative and creative. What do you think? Designing my own portfolio has proven to be one of the most challenging projects to develop, as a client to myself has verified how difficult it is to make choices that would usually come as second nature. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most exciting self-initiated projects to complete. The concept behind the delivery was to create a self-promotional package that was informal, in the format of a simple newspaper to browse in a bid to not craft something too prim. Maintaining simplicity was also vital, ensuring that the format did not overshadow the main body of work. More information: http://www.charlotteallen.co.uk.