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Editorial Design: 90s Look of Hypebeast 20 - The X Issue

Editorial Design: 90s Look of Hypebeast 20 - The X Issue

Hypebeast 20 — The X Issue is an editorial design project created by Hybrid Design studio. The designers behind this beautiful project were Carl-Hampus Vallin, Patchara Charoensiri, Frédérique Gravier, Olivia Ward, Dave Weber. For me, one of the most interesting things about this projects is the visual cues from the 90s and the deconstructivism graphic design. From the mix of the classic editorial layout with handwriting elements to the way the imagery is arranged on the page, the references are quite apparent and point back to Raygun and other David Carson projects. However, this one is much more usable and readable which is great. This project also makes me wonder if the 90s are coming back at full swing. I have seen other projects sharing some of the same aesthetics and there are movies coming that will be set on that decade, the biggest one being Captain Marvel, which will be a huge one to be released next year. Credits Studio: Hybrid-design.com Creative Direction: Brett Newman Designers: Carl-Hampus Vallin, Patchara Charoensiri, Frédérique Gravier, Olivia Ward, Dave Weber Editorial Design  

Editorial Design Inspiration for the New ABDZ

Editorial Design Inspiration for the New ABDZ

For the past few weeks, I have been collecting visual references in branding as well as editorial design and sketching some ideas for a significant redesign for the Abduzeedo brand and site. I have been refining some of the concepts, at least, in my head they are crystal clear. For the brand, I want to make it friendlier and more abstract. For the site and overall branding collaterals, I want to keep it very simple and minimalist. So for this post, I want to share some of the visual references I have been collecting for the new website. Most of the images for this post are editorial design examples I found on Pinterest. Each one has a particular area that caught my attention. It might have been the typography, the white space, or the way they call out a specific part of the content by the use of color. One characteristic they all share in common, the clean look with little to no color (just black and white) for content besides imagery.  I hope you like the direction we are heading and I will be sharing more about the process very soon. Till then, enjoy these editorial design inspiration. Editorial Design

Editorial Design: The Big Disconnect

Editorial Design: The Big Disconnect

Wes L Cockx shared a beautiful editorial design project on his Behance profile. It was for The Big Disconnect article for the Atlanta publication. The article talks about, or asks what happened to Google Fiber in Atlanta. But we are not featuring it here because of the content per se, but how the content was laid out on the pages as well as the beautiful and bold 3D text.  Below you can see some details of the final piece. In addition Wes, shared a couple "work in progress" examples of alternative designs that were tried. I always love to see those, especially because it gives a bit more perspective that people try a lot of things before landing on what they consider final. Editorial design Work in progress

Elegant Editorial Design for Typoforma Issue No. 1

Elegant Editorial Design for Typoforma Issue No. 1

Firman Suci Ananda and Zulfan Iskandar are designers from Indonesia and they shared this very inspiring graphics and editorial design post on their Behance profile. It is titled "Typoforma - Issue No.1" and as you can see by its name, the focus is pretty much on typography and composition. You might ask me, this looks like any other editorial post. You are right, however, this post, in particular, illustrates quite well the direction I believe the web is going to. If you pay attention to these pictures you will automatically create some comparisons with the web design work we shared here in the past from Dribbble and other publications. So for this post, I just wanted to share a bit more of these beautiful editorial design work and hope they can serve as inspiration for your next project, hopefully, you can start translating this style to the web, even responsive. Editorial design

Editorial Design: Centro Cultural Jardín Japonés

Editorial Design: Centro Cultural Jardín Japonés

Let's kick it off with a beautiful branding & editorial design by Angello Torres who is a graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ver Para Oír / Jardín Japonés translated to See To Hear / Japanese Garden and I simply love this project. The mixture of the culture, colours and you just gotta love that font Avant Garde who has been my go-to font for years. Check it out, this project is beautifully shown in execution and presentation. Seeing To hear is a festival carried out within the cultural framework offered by the Japanese Garden, in which the senses of sight and hearing merge crossing each other generating new forms of perception, carried out from different sound activities and visuals. "hear colors, perceive sounds and observe silence" More Links Learn more about Angello Torres Editorial Design & Branding

Editorial Design and Illustration for Public-sector Publications

Editorial Design and Illustration for Public-sector Publications

Marçal Prats shared a beautiful post showcasing the editorial design and illustration work done for very important publications. These public-sector publications have one thing in common: the people. The topics they deal with are very sensitive and therefore the illustrations always convey trust and positivity. For more information make sure to check out: http://www.marcal.net/ Editorial Design & Illustration 1. Customer Services in Government How can U.S. agencies bring customer service to every level of their organization? This guide explains the role of each department and staff member – from agency leaders to frontline staff to HR and IT personnel – and provides firsthand advice. The illustrations are influenced by the fauvist paintings of André Derain(1900-1910), which are characterized by strong colors and fierce brushwork. Inspiration – Fauvism Sketch process 2. The Human Resources Playbook for Gov This playbook focuses on the key issues U.S. agencies must address to achieve proper recruiting, hiring, onboarding and employee development. The concept of Human Resources, together with Playbook, evokes the favorite game of my childhood: Lego –with its characters, bold colors, and the assembly instructions as well. Furthermore, the illustrations and page layout have been drawn in blocks using a grid, like when playing the game. Inspiration – Lego Sketch process Square grid layout 3. People of the Cyber This guide dives into six personas that represent different types of agency personnel behind government cybersecurity. By better understanding them, U.S. agencies can tackle the most important component behind cyber defense: humans. The design is inspired by the Kawaii culture: anything that stirs feelings of care, and protectiveness. Inpiration – Kawaii Sketch process 4. Icon library PDF DownloadDefining Your Role In Government Customer ExperienceThe Human Resources Playbook for GovernmentThe People Behind Government Cybersecurity  

Editorial Design: The Big E newspaper

Editorial Design: The Big E newspaper

Jordan-River Low shared a great editorial design post on his Behance profile. The work was made for a university brief called Advanced editorial. For the project they were supposed to come up with our own unique, or local newspaper, with their own curated information, sections and contents related to the style of the newspaper. I chose to create The Big E. This is a newspaper for the east londoners. The people who are lucky enough to live with in the E (Hackney Borough). The news, articles, information and general content is curated specifically towards this area and the people that live there. It is supposedly a newspaper printed daily, therefore works the generic role of a high-end popular newspaper, such as The Independent, or The Guardian. Although it is a paper for the people of East London, it however is for all forms of audience, as I feel the content within it applies to wider demographics, and those interested in the culture of East London may be intrigued by this style of newspaper. I tried to translate this through the design of the magazine, representing the 'edgy' aesthetic of like of Shoreditch, Dalston, Hackney and elsewhere. I think their thriving creative and art culture and influence was something I wanted to incorporate in the style, therefore a sort of retro style associates with this, while remaining to be viewed as a traditional working newspaper that can be easily navigated and read. Editorial Design Printed version

Elegant Editorial Design Project: Cities and Names

Elegant Editorial Design Project: Cities and Names

Anastasia Genkina is a designer from Moscow, Russia and she share a quite elegant typography and editorial design on her Behance profile. It was created by students during the Editorial Design course at the Porto Design Summer School. We always love and support these types of projects. Make sure to check it out after the break. The five chapters from Italo Calvino`s Invisible Cities — a part of the collaborative project made by the students during Editorial course at Porto Design Summer School. Supervised by Hamish Muir, Andrew Howard, Catherine Griffiths and David Pearson. - Typeset in Sectra and Walsheim by Grilli Editorial Design

A Skateboarder's Journal Book Cover Design Process

A Skateboarder's Journal Book Cover Design Process

As a former skateboarder and still avid fan of the sport I try to follow what's going on in that industry especially because, in my opinion, I believe they set a lot of trends in style. I have fond memories of the skateboarding magazines I used to collect in the 90s like Trasher and Transworld. When I saw the post that Tim Bisschop about a hand painted book cover for the "A Skateboarder's Journal" I knew I had to post about it. Tim was also super cool to share a bit of how he did that. It seems simple but the result is like the essence of skateboarding. It's all about the style and simplicity. Tim Bisschop is a graphic designer from Belgium wit an inspiring portfolio focused on Editorial Design, Graphic Design and Typography. We highly recommend that you check it out at http://www.timbisschop.be/ A Skateboarder's Journal Book Cover    

Editorial Design: Cazador Cookbook by Tim Donaldson

Editorial Design: Cazador Cookbook by Tim Donaldson

This is an editorial design by New Zealand-based Creative Director Tim Donaldson, it's a design of cookbook entitled: Cazador. The print material reminds me of an old cookbook which brings a great load of nostalgia. Once inside the book you are introduced to a few images which again keeps that vintage concept but you will notice the big beautiful fonts for the "chapters" and also use for a two-spread designated for quotes. Simple, lovely and quite efficient. Tim Donaldson is a Creative Director at Sea Change Studio based in Auckland, New Zealand. His work is mostly around art direction, graphic design and branding; check out more for his work on Behance. More Links Learn more about Tim Donaldson at seachange.studio Follow Tim's work on Behance Editorial Design  

Editorial Design & Graphic Design for Budweiser and Barbecue Book

Editorial Design & Graphic Design for Budweiser and Barbecue Book

Henrique Folster shared a super interesting post on his Behance profile that definitely deserved a feature here on Abduzeedo. There's not a lot of information about the project with some amazing imagery to compliment. It's an editorial design but also graphic design and illustration effort by a collective of individuals for what seems to be a book about Budweiser and Barbecue. What really impressed me was the variety of styles throughout the images. The style spans a mix of modern and minimalist to classic 90s David Carson end of print type of compositions. There's a lot to love about it and it is definitely an inspiration. I hope one day I will be able to design a blog like this. Maybe in the future but until then get inspired by this great project. Editorial Design & Graphic Design Credits Diretor Geral de Criação: Sergio Gordilho Diretor de Criação: Matias Menendez / Nicolas Ferrario Dir. de Arte e Design: Henrique Folster / Rodrigo Sganzerla / Cacá Barabás / Kazuo / Marcelo Almeida / Daniel Matsumoto  Ilustrador: Sarah Kamada / Gabriela Sánchez / Jorge Tabajara / Gilberto Marchi Redator: Lucas Ribeiro / Rafael Quintal Artbuyer: Carmen Castillo / Natasha Grazia Fotográfo: Rodrigo Pirim / Bruno Geraldi / Vitor Manon Produção de fotografia: Edinalva Farias / Peninha / Pepe Mockups Produção Gráfica: Carla Lustosa / Edson Harada / Fernanda Badan Retoque e Pré Impressão: Casa Vaticano Impressão: Leograf

Illustration & Art Direction: Selected Editorial Work by Eiko Ojala

Illustration & Art Direction: Selected Editorial Work by Eiko Ojala

Let's take a look at the Illustration & Art Direction project by Eiko Ojala about a selected collection of his work from 2016-17. What's interesting is that you would think that is paper cut but it's a illustrative mixture with graphic design. The Beautiful craftsmanship that you should definitely be inspired. Check it out! Eiko Ojala is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Tallinn, Estonia. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his stunning work. More Links Learn more about Eiko Ojala at ploom.tv Follow Eiko Ojala on Behance Illustration & Art Direction  

Minimalist Editorial Design for VÆRK Magazine

Minimalist Editorial Design for VÆRK Magazine

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 for the Beautiful Black Apple Magazine [BAM]

Editorial Design for the Beautiful Black Apple Magazine [BAM]

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    

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

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

Editorial & Graphic Design: Everyone, El Salvador

Editorial & Graphic Design: Everyone, El Salvador

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

Beautiful Graphic Design Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist

Beautiful Graphic Design Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist

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