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.
Geiger Magazine is a editorial design project created by Mads Thorsoe and it was a school assignment to redesign a magazine. The reason I am sharing this project is because it is an old one, it was shared in 2012, that's 4 years ago. It is fascinating to see that after over 4 years the style is still relevant and applicable today. That's a testament on the importance of simplicity. Dieter Rams famously said, good design is long-lasting. Compare that with software interface and you will understand the difference. I feel that UI design is getting to a level of maturity that will become long-lasting but still there's ways to go till it get to a point like a simple, yet elegant editorial design like this one. Mads Thorsoe is a graphic designer from Copenhagen, Denmark currently working at ReD Associates NYC. For more information and to check out some more of his work visit https://www.behance.net/madsthorsoe Editorial Design
Jungle is a editorial design project for a thematic employment guide. It features interviews, advices and investigations for the people starting out their careers. The project was shared by Violaine & Jeremy and it is a great example of how playful and colorful an editorial project can be. We tend to feature minimalist projects and this project is the opposite. From beautiful illustrations to bold and unique typography. It definitely gives a fresh perspective and inspiration. We created custom titles fonts for the revue, W (Bold Condensed) and J (ultra light condensed). Other Fonts used are Dala Prisma, Thorowgood Sans Shaded, St Croce and Superior. - Bechance Editorial Design Violaine & Jeremy is an illustration and graphic arts studio currently based in Paris, France. Their specialized in: Artistic direction Illustration Textile pattern design Graphic identity Editorial design Webdesign
A New Type of Imprint VOL. 8 is an editorial design project by Anti. For me the best thing about editorial design projects like that is that they gives a lot of ideas and references about typography, grid system and especially white space. Most of the times there's no artifacts like shadows or gradients like we can rely on digital design to create separation and distinction of elements. It's all about bold imagery and typography. Project description Vol. 8 «Conversations on Creativity and a Guide to the City» introduces you to great people, such as the eminent furniture designer Andreas Engesvik, fashion designer Cathrine Hammel and artist Ann Iren Buan. We're enjoying wine at Territoriet with photographer Sigve Aspelund, we're in Rasa Maria Gundersen's lush garden and talks about innovation with the fabulous cross creative agency, Void. - Behance In chapter 2 we're taking you on a ride in the city. We talk about urbanism, infrastructure and 'cities and design'. You'll learn that every little street and building, bridge and staircase, backyard and park is designed by and for humans. Professor in Urbanism Judith Borsboom van Beurden wrote the manifest, Marius Svaleng Andresen shot the cover and and Lid & Wiken did the design. - Behance Editorial Design A NEW TYPE OF INTERFERENCE Anti is established as one of Norway's most award winning agencies with an international network and clients in Oslo, Tokyo, Paris and New York. We have offices in Oslo and Bergen. For more information check out http://www.anti.as/
I have to say, nothing inspires me more than a beautiful editorial design. Simplicity and elegancy, plenty of white space and beautiful typography. Add all of that and you have a truly inspiring design like the Ninety Nine U Magazine. I know their content is also stunning but let's just admire the incredible work that Mark Books put together. Ninety Nine U magazine brings you the best of the creative world through the lens of design and the people and work who are shaping it. - Mark Brooks, Behance Editorial Design Mark Brooks is an art director, graphic designer and brand director at Behance. For more information check out http://www.markbrooksgraphikdesign.com/
Design has the power to communicate and improve people's lives. That's the ultimate goal of a good user experience. The role of designers in communicating the message is very important, some subjects must be treated with a lot of attention because it might be related to health or other delicate situations. Scott Carroll shared an editorial design project with us that he worked on for mental health for men. It's titled "Mental Health." It's a set of designs for media including posters, a book and newspaper ads with the goal of driving awareness on the matter. Here's a little bit more about it from his Behance post. Brief Graphic Design Made Visible. Respond to an external issue relating to either (food, health or migration). Identify a specific area of focus / series of research questions and produce a research-led design response. Creative Solution Mental ill health and suicide affects men up and down the UK on a daily basis, but why is that? Men have a tendency to remain silent when it comes to their mental health, the stigma surround men makes it hard for them to put a voice to their emotions which results in bottling them up. The creative solution of the problem is to give men a platform and help them understand that it is ok to cry and feel lonely because it's a normal experience when mentally ill. Creating a book and a poster series proving these men with the harsh reality of mental ill health and suicide it will give them the encouragement to be more open with how they feel and get help them so desperately need. Kick out the stigma and give men a voice. Editorial Design About Scott Carroll Graphic Design undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University from Liverpool, North West of England. I have worked in the field of Graphic Design for the past 5 years. Fortunately at an early stage of my creative career I find myself being followed by 50,000+ people across social media which only inspires me to carry on and learn more as a creative. - http://scottcdesign.com/
It's been quite a few days without any editorial design project here on the blog. It's time to change that with a really cool project created by Mohamed Samir for Tecom Parks. The brochures he created are quite stylish. It feels more like a collateral for an exhibit or an upscale brand due to the simple typography, black and white photos and bold text. I especially like the cover he designed as you can see below. It adds bold colors over the start black and white layout. It feels simple but very elegant. I don't know if that was what he was trying to do, if so, he definitely accomplished it Tecom Parks editorial designs, a series of brochures that fall under one pack. The covers are following each park identity while the books layouts are almost same to maintain the feeling of one family package. Editorial Design Mohamed Samir is a Lead Designer from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His focus is on Graphic Design, Branding, Illustration. For more information check out his Behance profile.
Ninety Nine U magazine features the best creative career insights from 99U.com. As I said here so many times, my biggest source of inspiration is always in the editorial design area, especially books and magazines. I have an admiration for the minimalism and elegance achieved by designers when they put together simple layout that communicates the message very well. I have been trying to bring some of these editorial design concepts to the web on every new release of Abduzeedo, but it's quite hard, especially the typography with overlap of text and imagery. Ninety Nine U magazine is such a good example of beautiful editorial design. It goes from simple to sometimes bold layouts, always focusing on highlighting the content. From interviews, articles, new sections, and lots of creative work. Published quarterly, packaged and delivered directly to your doorstep. Below you can see some examples of one of the most recent issues. The images are from their Behance page, the designers behind it are Mark Brooks and Sean Blanda. Editorial design In this issue: Interviews: Non-Format, Rubén Sánchez, Martina Flor. Missing Curriculum: Essays from Sean Blanda, Paul Jun, Christian Jarrett, and Justin Brady. Featured Creatives: Studio MUT and Aidlin Darling Architecture. Departures: Melbourne, Australia. Workspace: Mother, New York City, USA. Staff Sean Blanda - Editor-in-Chief Mark Brooks - Creative Direction, Art Direction and Design Matt McCue - Senior Writer Kiana St Louis - Assistant Editor and Community Manager Photographers in this Issue Joel Brooks Matthew Johnson Roy Rochlin Connie Tsang Adrià Cañameras Printer Hemlock Printers, Ltd BC, Canada www.99u.com/magazine
I love printed material, my whole design education was based on that medium as there was no internet back then. Now things evolved so much with not only internet but portable devices and so many different mediums, however the foundation of graphic design remains the same as it has always been, at least in my opinion, grid, typography and colors. The work that Another Collective put together for Percursos Culturais is a great example, check it out. Built by its artists and saved in the memory of its streets, houses and people, this is the city we intend to expand: a city of history, defined by these events that continue to project it to the future day by day. Through multiple itineraries, we show objects, documents, streets and spaces, revisiting multiple histories and myths that allow us to know the way it was developed and built along the centuries. Another Collective is a design studio formed in late 2012 and based in Matosinhos. Considering Branding, Web Design and Editorial Design as the main areas of intervention, they believe in an engaging work methodology. With a focus on experimentation and exploration of concepts, they relate customer and company in a relational symbiosis, having as a principle the clients claims, always favoring direct contact with them. For more information check out http://www.anothercollective.pt/
Starting the week with some beautiful editorial design and branding is always a good omen, at least we will get inspired and will thrive to do our best during the new week. For today's post I will feature a project title Athena, it's for a olive product made of natural ingredients. The work was done by Ana Lucía Valderrama and Marina Zertuche, both of them from Monterrey, Mexico. It's a student project, and it's not very recent, proving that good design is indeed timeless. Athena is an olive product brand made of natural ingredients, designed for gourmet kitchen, specially for chefs. The proposal aims to stand out the brand’s values (elegance, exclusivity and purity) and to create a tangible experience between the customer and the product. The naming is meant to relate to the goddess Athena, whom according to the greek mythology created the olive tree. Athena’s gift was used for light, heat, food, medicine and perfume. For more information check out the Behance page.
The Socio Design folks keep delivering incredible work. We have featured some of their projects but they always share something new that is worth sharing here on Abduzeedo. The project we want to highlight is the Capital Magazine. They worked on the editorial design as well the typography for this quarterly newspaper. The result is super elegant and of course inspiring. Capital is a quarterly newspaper from Hedeker that reviews and summarizes the behaviors of financial markets from the previous 3 months. With a sparing use of images, the design instead adopts a typographic approach – picking out key points within the content and delivering them with greater impact. Each issue is printed on a different paper stock relating to the time of year it is printed. About Socio Design Socio Design are an experienced design and strategy agency based in London Bridge, South London. We help transform brands and businesses through carefully crafted design and rigorous strategic thinking. For more information check out http://sociodesign.co.uk/