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Editorial Design - Ninety Nine U Magazine

Editorial Design - Ninety Nine U Magazine

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

L'ADN Magazine Design

L'ADN Magazine Design

Editorial design always has a special place in my heart and therefore here on ABDZ. We cannot get enough of these types of projects and every time we see something new and fresh we will share here. That's the case of the L'ADN, a french magazine about many different subjects. The cool thing about the work that Violaine & Jeremy did is the fresh and yet classic look of the pages with beautiful imagery. L'ADN is a quarterly magazine that reports on many different subjects, from trends and communications to anticipations. We made the editorial design and Art direction. Double Cover and chapters photographies by the stunning Nadia Lee Cohen. For more information check out http://www.ladn.eu/ and http://nadialeecohen.com. This project was created and shared by Violaine & Jeremy, a is an illustration and graphic arts studio currently based in Paris, France. You can learn more about that at http://violaineetjeremy.fr/

Inside the Popshot Magazine

Inside the Popshot Magazine

The term  Print is Dead is (in my opinion) becoming a term from the past. Of course, we lost many great publications. I feel many became more adaptive to the new age and providing many options for the readers, including the newcomers. We are featuring today: Popshot Magazine. A beautiful magazine that shares stories and poetry mixed with stunning illustration. Tremendous work of print that shouldn't go disregarded. In June 2008, the idea for a poetry & illustration magazine materialised as a result of picking through the literary shelves of the now deceased Borders. There was a feeling that the world of poetry was driving itself into an elitest and fusty no-through road, and we wanted to do something about it. Combining illustration with poetry in a neat and beautifully designed format, in April 2009 the first issue of Popshot launched, thumping its chest and quoting Adrian Mitchell’s ‘Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people’. With black pages, a sans serif typeface, and filled with vibrant illustration work, the magazine didn’t look like a poetry magazine and we were thrilled with it. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Video About Popshot Magazine Popshot Magazine is an illustrated literary that provides both digital and print magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood. For more information: http://www.popshotpopshot.com

Makershift #14: Harvest Issue

Makershift #14: Harvest Issue

It has been a long time since my last editorial design post. For this post I want to share a beautiful IdN Magazine project we stumbled upon from their Behance profile. It's the Makershift #14: Harvest Issue. There's not much to say besides go check out the images and get inspired by beautiful imagery, an elegant grid layout and typography. This issue features insect cuisine, black market syrup, time-traveling fridges, and mine-sniffing rats — the creative crops of a global harvest. For more information check out http://idnworld.com/ ABOUT IDN IdN (International designers' Network) is an international publication for creative people on a mission to amplify and unify the design community. It is devoted to bringing designers from around the globe together to communicate with, learn from and inspire one another. It has truly become what the initials of its title proclaim it to be — an international designers' network.

Editorial Design: TransWorld Surf Magazine

Editorial Design: TransWorld Surf Magazine

Editorial design is the biggest source of reference for me anytime I look for inspiration. Designing products require much more than just beautiful compositions. I feel that we are so attached to beauty, that we tend to forget that there's something much bigger behind everything. I know that beauty is the greatest seducer of man, but I also know that designing a product requires us to think about systems, degradation of data and how flexible our design is. Editorial designers have been dealing with this for a long time and that's why, in my opinion, we should not reinvent the wheel, just improve upon what was already done. In this post I feature the work done by Wedge & Lever in 2011, when they were hired to redesign the TransWorld Surf magazine. I decided to publish this project because it's incredible how much what they have done here in 2011 has become one of the biggest trends of this last year, and probably the biggest design trend of 2016 in terms of web. The cool thing is that it looks like the web is finally becoming mature and flexible enough for us to have such rich compositions. On the other hand, most of what I see that follows this trend is on Dribbble, where most of the times, it's just visual explorations. That said, I am trying hard to implement similar style for the new Abduzeedo. The biggest challenge for me is, of course the technology (Drupal) and CSS. In addition, we need to think of how the design will adapt for the different screen sizes (tablet, mobile and desktop). The work that Wedge & Lever did here is a great example of a solid grid system and the flexibility it gives to experiment with different typography styles. Vertical text is often present and it gives a very stylish look. In late 2011, we were hired to re-design TransWorld Surf magazine. Our objective was shifting the creative direction to support a photo-driven editorial model while breathing new life into the magazine format. The intended result: sophistication that does not take itself too seriously. An immediate increase in market-share proved the re-design was successful and it continued gaining until May of 2013 when the publication was purchased by its main competitor and subsequently shut down. For more information check out http://wedgeandlever.com/

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag No.6

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag No.6

99U Quarterly Magazine releases issue 6 and it's safe to say that is one of the most inspirational editorial pieces out there. Very heavy in typography, keeping the consistency in colors, making and breaking the grid. Enjoy! At 99U, we recognize that reading about idea execution online is a catch-22: the web browser isn’t always the ideal environment to lean back and shun the emails and notifications that distract us in our day-to-day. To help offer a reprieve from the madness, we are happy to publish the 99U Quarterly, a print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a beautifully designed pixel-free format. Our focus editorially was showcasing the unheralded aspects of building a creative career, the tough stuff that is often glossed over by those who have found success. That’s why we spoke with graphic designer Aaron Draplin and entrepreneur Tristan Walker to get a inside look how each painstakingly built their empire while balancing family and leisure. Credits Editor in Chief — Sean Blanda Assistant Editor — Kiana St. Louis Publisher — Scott Belsky Art Direction & Graphic Design — Mark Brooks Cover Illustration — Roma Shule

Editorial Design Inspiration: l'ode Magazine

Editorial Design Inspiration: l'ode Magazine

l'ode Magazine is a French magazine filled with amazing typography displayed on detail in this post. This magazine was designed by graphic design student Julie Ferrieux. Enjoy! For more from Julie Ferrieux visit behance.net/JulieFerrieux.

Printing Friends Magazine No 8 – Food

Printing Friends Magazine No 8 – Food

Printing Friends is a magazine about design and creativity which is published by the print house Danagård LiTHO in Sweden. Since 2010 the magazine has been designed on different industry related themes, but in 2014 it was time for something bigger. The new Printing Friends opens up for new themes that appeals to a wider audience, still focusing on inspiring within the creative industry. The magazine is all about vision, thoughts and creativity in an easy and down to earth tone of voice. It contains everything from illustrations, photography, typography to personal stories. Printing Friends is an influential and print exclusive magazine where talents and creators meet and are showcased, in order to inspire the creative industry. Issue no.8 – Food Printing Friends took a culinary trip around the world and ate mashed potato typography, a coconut flavoured 'space burger' and a knitted hot dog among many other delicacies. This is issue no.8 - Food. Bon appétit! DanagårdLitho: http://www.danagardlitho.se/en/ Via Behance

Editorial Design Inspiration: Start Mag

Editorial Design Inspiration: Start Mag

Magdelene Wong is a designer from Malaysia who put together this awesome design for Start Mag. The magazine is in two languages sharing the same space. I specially like the titles going over the images breaking the grid. Enjoy! For more from Magdelene Wong visit behance.net/magdalenewong.

GQ Magazine iPad app

GQ Magazine iPad app

With the new year I have started collecting references for the new Abduzeedo design. This time it will be heavily focused on mobile with the mobile version driving the design decisions for the rest of the devices despite the fact that most traffic comes from desktop. I believe it's important to limit the scope to really understand how mobile first works. The desktop version won't be left behind in the process but carefully adapted from the mobile version. In this process I am collecting references and one that really has me captivated is the design for GQ Magazine for iPad by Michael Nolan. Michael Nolan, graphic designer, living and working in Munich. For the last 5 years I have been working as editorial/tablet designer (since July 2012 as deputy art director) for German GQ Magazine. Since June 2013 I´m also the art director of our monthly enhanced replica iPad app "GQ Magazin+". Layouts from the redesign issue of the monthly published enhanced replica iPad app "GQ Magazin+" for GQ Germany were built with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

Editorial Design Inspiration: New Philosopher Magazine

Editorial Design Inspiration: New Philosopher Magazine

New Philosopher magazine is an independent quarterly magazine devoted to exploring philosophical ideas from past and present thinkers on ways to live a more fulfilling life. The design is super cool and out of the box. Check it out! New Philosopher Magazine was designed by Studio Patten from Spain, for more visit http://www.studiopatten.com/.

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag

Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag

In this editorial inspiration we'll take a close look at the 99U Quarterly Magazine Issue No. 3. A print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a beautifully designed pixel-free format. Enjoy! At 99U, we recognize that reading about idea execution online is a catch-22: the web browser isn’t always the ideal environment to lean back and shun the emails and notifications that distract us in our day-to-day. To help offer a reprieve from the madness, we are happy to publish the 99U Quarterly, a print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a beautifully designed pixel-free format. This issue we went big on bold conceptual illustrative elements to introduce each feature article. Our normal palette of black and white was freshened up with teal (Pantone 333U) and we relied on the beautiful Vitesse as our accent font of choice. All of these elements were put into play with new, elegant, thin patterns that acted as section breaks and interstitial quotes. The cover, by MUTI, is a counter-intuitive take on the concept of fall, which is usually viewed as the beginning of the Earth's yearly cycle of decay and renewal. Instead, we viewed fall as the time to begin anew: this is when school begins, sports seasons start, and it becomes much easier to get back to work after a long summer layoff. Close observers will see the actual early bird grabbing its worm. Credits CREATIVE DIRECTION: Raewyn Brandon & Matias Corea DESIGN: Alejandro Torres Viera EDITORIAL: Jocelyn K. Glei, Sean Blanda, & Sasha VanHoven ILLUSTRATOR: MUTI

Life & Thyme Magazine

Life & Thyme Magazine

For the past two years, Life & Thyme has been publishing stories on a weekly basis, covering food culture and the people behind it exclusively on their website. They have interviewed chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, farmers, coffee roasters, cocktail designers, handcrafted apron makers, ice cream makers, all sorts of purveyors, and anyone contributing a masterful skill to the food, beverage, and hospitality industry from around the globe. Their content is typically long­form with an editorial sensibility in order to create a more meaningful connection to the reader. Now our friends from Life & Thyme are going print, publishing the first edition of Life & Thyme Magazine. To make that happened they started a Kickstart campaign. We should definitely support this and other similar efforts from our community. Storytelling is our focus, while also executing original photography and filmmaking to establish a platform with a variety of content related to food, its lifestyle, its history, and more importantly: the people. Through a global network of hand­selected contributors, our stories and content go beyond our home state of California and into other culinary destinations such as New York, Nashville, Austin, Portland, Chicago, Mexico, Colombia, Rwanda, Scotland, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, India, and many others. Where there is good food, there is culture and stories to be told. For more information check out Life & Thyme website. Back this project

Editorial Design Inspiration: David Lynch

Editorial Design Inspiration: David Lynch

Argentinian designer Juan Pablo Dellacha designed this awesome personal project about his favorite filmmaker David Lynch. The entire publication is about David Lynch and the design shows some strong grids, great color scheme and top it off with some bold typography. Enjoy! For more from Juan Pablo Dellacha visit behance.net/juandellacha.

Editorial Design Inspiration: Watermag Surfnews

Editorial Design Inspiration: Watermag Surfnews

Watermag is a school assignment by design student Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen from Denmark. He chose to redesign the danish surf magazine Watermag surfnews and his work was great. Check it out! For more from Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen visit behance.net/BjarkeKristensen.

Magazine Covers by Charles Williams

Magazine Covers by Charles Williams

We all know that digital design has already become the most important field in terms of media, however there's still something amazing about designing for magazines and newspapers. Traditional print design is the foundation for what we draft off of today, or at least set out to do on the web. In the future, as technology evolves, that will be possible. To inspire this notion, we're excited to feature some amazing magazine covers designed by Charles Williams. Charles Williams is a freelance illustrator/designer based in London. For more information check out his website at http://madeup.org/ Via Behance

The Great Discontent Magazine

The Great Discontent Magazine

Ryan and Tina Essmaker are the kind folks behind The Great Discontent, a beautiful magazine based in New York City. The online magazine features interviews with creatives from a variety of disciplines—including many of our designer friends—and focuses on themes of beginnings, creativity, and risk. Now, The Great Discontent is printing its first issue via Kickstarter. Since its debut in 2011, The Great Discontent has inspired readers all over the world. Now, TGD is reaching out to that community, not only to help make a magazine, but in doing so, to build a foundation for the future. All Rights to The Great Discontent About their Kickstarter Project The Great Discontent Magazine, Issue 1, will be a beautiful way to preserve some of the content TGD has previously featured online. The magazine will be a gorgeous, full colour piece around 240 pages and will feature 15 interviews with individuals who have also taken leaps, including Sara Blake, Scott and Vik Harrison of charity: water, James Victore, Zack Arias, Elle Luna, Ike Edeani, Debbie Millman, Joshua Davis, and more! Select interviews will include updated images and commentary from the interviewees.The Great Discontent Magazine, Issue 1 on Kickstarter:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/essmaker/the-great-discontent-maga… All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent About The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent Ryan and Tina Essmaker are the husband-and-wife team behind The Great Discontent (TGD), the online magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. In August 2011, the pair cofounded TGD as a side project to fulfill their desire to work together outside of their traditional day jobs. Since then, they’ve published 117 interviews with individuals from a variety of creative disciplines, reached readers in over 170 countries, and launched the online film-based series, Two Minutes with TGD. In January 2014, Ryan and Tina took the leap and left their day jobs to focus on The Great Discontent and other content-related projects via No Little Plans, their creative studio based in New York City. Their work has been featured around the web on Mashable, 37signals' Signal vs. Noise, 99U, Communication Arts, .Net Magazine, Daring Fireball, A List Apart, Seth Godin’s blog, Lifehacker, and Quipsologies by UnderConsideration. Links More info about The Great Discontent: http://thegreatdiscontent.com The Great Discontent Magazine, Issue 1 on Kickstarter:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/essmaker/the-great-discontent-maga…