Last week I started the process of redesigning Abduzeedo. This usually takes quite a long time because I like to explore a lot of variations, I also like to look for a lot of references, especially in editorial design in order to try to find elements that could work in the web context. I will be sharing the evolution in my Dribbble account, there you can find the first draft: http://dribbble.com/shots/1166138-Abduzeedo-Redesign?list=following For today's post I would like to share this editorial work by Jimena Barragan title Revista - Diseño 2 - Cátedra Gabriele. I love the look and feel of the layout especially the grid and typography work.
Every day 99u.com publishes new interviews and researches on how creatives make ideas happen. But the folks at Behance think there's something special about holding a real magazine and having a live print piece in your hands. That's why, each year they source the best articles and interviews to create a gorgeous print edition of the 99U Magazine for distribution at our annual 99U Conference. This year we used the elegant Sentinel font, pattern overlays, and bright pops of color to create a sophisticated, highly readable print piece. The 99U articles selected included interviews with filmmaker Terry Gilliam and bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, as well as tips on framing your creative expertise, sharpening your gut instinct, and dressing for success. Creative direction: Matias Corea Design: Raewyn Brandon Editorial: Jocelyn K. GleSean Blanda
Jot down is a contemporary culture magazine from Spain. The entire magazine is black and white and it's a quarterly publication directed by Brands & Roses. We are going to review it's 3rd issue that contains 320 pages of good design. Enjoy! Simplicity is the keyword as black the keycolor.
A good magazine always has one or more illustrations in its pages. In Rolling Stone Russia it's no different. Victor Melamed, Russian illustrator, has made some pretty awesome pieces for the magazine. He's got a pretty sweet style using not only of caricatures, but also an amazing aesthetic and use of colors. As usual, these are only a handful of his pieces. For more of it, check out his portfolio at Behance! Cheers. ;) Led Zeppelin Clash Björk Swans Depeche Mode Gnarls Barkley Prince Dead Kennedys Jim Morrison Jimi Hendrix Jamiroquai Janis Joplin Miles Davis Lennon and Ono Neil Young Sly Stone Sex Pistols Eddie hazel of Funkadelic
As a web designer, one of the things I seek the most is inspiration on how to lay out the content and deciding on the right grid and nothing inspires me more than editorial design. To look through a magazine with different eyes, noticing all the details on the grids, the use of color and typography. Try it out! The magazine I picked to display today has a beautiful layout, very strong use of grid and very charming typography and color scheme. The Outpost a magazine of possibilities The Outpost is a magazine of possibilities. It identifies, understands and analyzes the conflicts, morals, energies and opportunities of a changing Middle East and lays down possible futures. It aims to ignite a socio-cultural renaissance in the Middle East through inspiring its readers to explore a world of possibilities. The magazine is published four times a year from Beirut and is backed by a digital platform that hosts a weekly audio show. It has a general scope, a regional focus and a global outlook, and covers a wide range of stories that are meant to inform, inspire and entertain. It is forward looking and upholds an optimistic view on a world where possibilities are endless. For more information visit the project page The Outpost
Monday is our tutorial day. We try to post tutorials every Monday showing how to create some nice effects or compositions we like. Today is not different, but instead of a tutorial we have a really nice case study by Saad Moosajee. It is an image created for the cover of the Big Up magazine. Saad is a great contributor to the blog, always sharing beautiful wallpaper with us. Now we will be able to see how he created the beautiful Big Up Cover Magazine Big Up Cover Magazine Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Final Result Details For more information visit http://saadart.com/
The world of Science of Fiction is a universe that will never cease to inspire and feed my creativity. Let me share with you guys this retro collection of magazine covers, from the 1980s to the mid 1990s, of the science and science fiction magazine named OMNI. OMNI was launched by Kathy Keeton, long-time companion and later wife of Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione, who described the magazine in its first issue as "an original if not controversial mixture of science fact, fiction, fantasy and the paranormal". OMNI (Magazine) on Wikipedia For more information about the OMNI magazine, you can visit their website at OmniMagOnline.com.
I don't see these posts about UI Design as a regular series, but much more like the possibility to share some amazing design pieces whenever we run into them, just like the Aside Magazine. This magazine was done entirely using HTML5, which is pretty awesome. I'd love to see some other apps / magazines made just like this one. If you know any, share with us! The Aside Magazine was made by designers Nico Engelhardt and Johannes Ippen. To check a cool video about this, check out the Behance page and don't forget to visit their portfolios. I hope you enjoy this! Cheers. ;)
I came across the awesome covers of Jauna Gaita magazine the other day. There was a post here on Abduzeedo about it a year ago to celebrate the Latvian magazine's 53 year anniversary. Today I wanted to show you a more extensive collection of the covers. The covers span from the 1950s to present and it's amazing to me how they've managed to stay true to the same retro style today as they did 50 years ago. I found these on Mikus Vanags' Flickr, I'm not sure if he's the original artist or not, but either way, check out Jauna Gaita's site and let me know what you think via twitter or facebook!
One of the greatest influences on Desktop Publishing was without doubt the Emigre Magazine. It was first published back in the 80's, more precisely in 1984, in the very beginning of computers, and lasted for over 2 decades, having its last issue in 2005. The primary goal of the magazine was to promote the typefaces created by Zuzana Licko, but ended up being a sort of icon to modern typography and desktop publishing because it was one of the first publications to use Machintosh computers.. I remember back in college how admired the Emigre Magazine was. Emigre magazine was published between 1984 and 2005. A total of 69 issues were produced, sometimes on a quarterly basis, but more often irregularly. Issues #1 through #63 were published and distributed by Emigre, Inc. Issues #64 through #69 were co-published and distributed by Princeton Architectural Press, New York. Collections Emigre magazine is in the permanent design collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Design Museum in London, and the Denver Art Museum. Emigre Website It's really cool to see how the DTP has changed over the years, even though we've been living a transition seeing the end of important magazines and newspapers, it's very important to know and learn from great examples, and the Emigre was one of the greatest. Some images
Some of you may have already seen the news about the new issue of Esquire magazine containing E-ink on the cover. Computer Love posted something about it. I saw it on the news this morning. I'm definitely going to run to the newsstands today after work to check it out in person. (video of the Esquire cover at the very bottom of this post) This got me thinking about the future of magazines. I've often heard that eventually print will be "dead." I don't believe that, but I do think mass marketed items like newspapers and magazines will definitely change in the near future. Personally I think that E-ink is awesome and will just get better and better. If you've ever seen the movie Minority Report then you might remember how the newspapers people were reading had moving type and pictures all over it. I think that could be close to what our future print will look like. Here's one product that will be available in the Fall of 2009 that is one step closer to "the future". It's basically a bigger e-book reader to replace magazines. Since it's E-ink based it's probably only black & white. I can't wait for color E-ink. It's two biggest selling points (for me) is that it is the size and thickness of a magazine, and that it is flexible. All it needs is for the E-ink technology to get better and I might just buy one. Here's the next generation of e-reader, taking the same E Ink tech used in the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader to the next level. Made by Plastic Logic, this flexible (but not foldable) electronic newspaper is the size of a regular 8.5x11" sheet of copier paper, making it 2.5 times larger than a Kindle, but weighs a mere two ounces more and is a third as thick. It'll have a wireless connection for quick updating, a gestural interface compatible with Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF documents, and a battery whose life will last "days, not hours," according to its creators. (via DVICE)
This is probably greatest source of vintage inspiration in the web. If you never heard about it before, listen up! It's the Jauna Gaita magazine. In 2008, the Latvian magazine, Jauna Gaita (which literally means The New Course), is turning 53 Years old and it's great to see how an old magazine managed to stay fresh and young for such a long time! Iso50 also recommends it!