Simplicity is the biggest challenge for any designer. Well, at least it’s for me as I constantly battle to find ways to reduce elements, colors and pretty much anything without sacrificing usability. That’s why it’s difficult, however for some people it seems a bit easier, or they make it look easier, which highlights their talent. Ryan Anthony Ward is one of these designers and the B+W editorial design project he shared really illustrates that quite well. It’s pure typography and beautiful simplicity.
Orange Chan Design shared a super elegant editorial design project they created for the Chung Ying Theatre Company 2019 Seasonal Launch. The printed material explores a dark theme with most pages being printed with black background. That alone makes it look awesome, at least for me, but in addition to that they typography and the excellent use of imagery takes the whole design to the next level.
Ryan Atkinson and his team brief was to design a physical book to manifest our Management Principles. The Business Transformation team at R/GA (among many things) is known for it's sneaker culture. And because they know that good managers make their people look good, they thought it only fitting to bring their sneaker culture and management principles together to create the BT Lookbook — A collection designed to help you find your own (management) style and put your best foot forward.
Analog Collective Memory analyzes the public / actor relationship that develops in the theater by examining the specific case in which the public becomes performer and the related narratives that arise from the personal reworking of the performance experience. How does the perception of theatrical performance change when a part of the audience itself performs on the stage?
Measurements AR Cocktail Book In 2014 Nick Barclay had an idea on a plane to show people what goes into making people’s favorite cocktails. He designed a series of prints using blocks of color to represent the proportion of each ingredient in the drink and geometric shapes to represent the glass wear served in.
I love checking out old project published on sites like Behance and Dribbble. I think it's a great testament of good design if they can stand the test of time. There are some areas that are more prone to survive the painful effect of time. Editorial Design is one of them and this project that Mane Tatoulian is a great example. It was originally published in 2015 and still feels fresh, at least from my point of view.
Blink magazine recognizes that the rise of the Internet has left the beauty of print media in the dust. The audience has unlimited access to information and resources online that is only a click away, however the intimate experience of a well designed magazine through the aesthetic quality of sheets will always leave a lasting impression. That’s the description of the project that Victoria Ng shared on their Behance profile.
Time for some Editorial Design inspiration because, first, it’s been a long time since the last post on this topic, at least by me and second because this project I saw on Behance is just beautiful. The author is Sasha Yaguza an he created a full set of visual identity, collaterals and booklet. Please check it out and get your Thursday dose of inspiration.
We have recently posted and featured work from the amazing people over at Violaine & Jeremy, however they keep sharing incredible projects and what else can we do besides publishing them here on ABDZ? Today we share the Art Direction and Editorial Design of Yellow Vision vol.3, an annual magazine featuring articles about technology, modern cities, algorithms, new industries and more innovative goodness.
Shrenik Ganatra and Ninad Kale shared a beautiful editorial design project on their Behance profile. It was commissioned for a design event called Design Fabric Fest. Featuring an awesome graphic design style, they played with bold typography and really nice graphic elements to create the booklet. The colors are also very nicely chosen, mixing a vibrant red with dark purple and yellow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Sharratt and Mitch Blunt shared a beautiful editorial design project for Top Corner Magazine. In this issue of Top Corner Magazine, they're exploring the extremes of love and hate. They have thought provoking articles on the cycle of hate in football media, hooliganism in Sweden and the joy of the ConIFA World Cup. Interviews with players from an LGBT+ football club (London Titans) on how they manage their relationship whilst playing for the same team.
Melody Yung and Brett Lovelady shared a really awesome graphic design/editorial design project on Behance titled Design Across America. It’s a collection of product design created across America from the folks over at Astro. Melody and Brett say: “At the heart of all of Astro’s design is an American ethos.
I love when designers are able to translate a classic editorial design to implementable web design solutions, even if it's just for static mocks. I understand that you might think, oh that cannot be fully done with the variant screens sizes, resolutions, responsiveness - you name it. The truth is, the only way to find out is by trying. I love designers that push the visual design exploration and seek inspiration from well-established concepts borrowed from the print world. The Q. Tarantino project is a great example and makes me want to redesign ABDZ once again.
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.
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.