Arthur Petrillo shared an awesome project focused to help the design community in London. What the Hackney is an independent zine made by East London artists to promote artistic expressions in the neighbourhood. The zine format features three local projects together with a poster on the backside. Do you want a sample? Message Arthur and team on Instagram at @whatthehackney.
MORPHORIA COLLECTIVE shared a super stylish editorial design project for Poly – short for polycentric – just like the Ruhr region. Once a year, the English-language magazine guides travelers and locals through the metropolitan region. The pioneering function is already visualized in the logo on the cover. Inside, 5 illustrated sections help to keep track of art and culture in the Ruhr region.
A typographic inspired ‘variorum’ edition of ‘On the Origin of Species’ that highlights all the linguistic changes Charles Darwin introduced to the book since its first publication in 1859, by presenting them alongside the complete sixth and final edition of the book later published in 1872. The evolutionary format of this book allows you to compare all the alterations Darwin made over thirteen years due to his further understanding and testing on his own theories.
Trabajo de Campo is a mini book that contains the highlights of the first year of FAENA Studio. It gives a glimpse into the breath of work and different styles that this studio from Mexico produces. FENA proposal is focused on extrapolating the graphic possibilities of current communication with total strategies that lead to obtaining comprehensive results.
Ognjen Gligorijevic and Jovana Ciric created 365D, a yearly planner, that uses a careful systematic approach that helps creatives store their projects, goals, achievements, and daily plans. The A5 Format set entirely in Helvetica was printed on 120g paper by Color Planet. To order a copy, email then at: email@example.com
Bękarty - shared an inspiring editorial design project titled Noti. Honestly I don’t fully understand the scope of this project, however the typography and the overall editorial design is really good. Hopefully someone can give me more details, not that it will change my mind about how inspiring this project is.
Sandro Weber and Julien Dessenne shared a stylish and minimalist editorial design project titled Seul à la Maison Moderne. I personally love everything about this project, from the layouts, the typography, image treatments. If abdz. would ship in a printed version, this project would be at the top of the list in terms of reference.
VELKRO shared a personal project highlighting their graphic design, editorial design and typography skills titled “Paper Work”. As they describe it: Red square on a blue triangle. Yellow circle over a grey rectangle. Paperwork is an alphabet book consisting of 36 hand-made creative and artistic booklets of tear-out papers. It’s a tribute to the work of Bruno Munari and inspired by his Libri Illeggibili series, which plays with cut coloured sheets.
Tom Silver and Adam Greenhalgh shared the CULTURAL BULLETIN ISSUE E - VAGUE NEW WORLD. Identity, whether individual, shared or otherwise is inextricably tied to place – the two are connected on both the micro and macro level.
Ognjen Gligorijevic shared a beautiful post on Behance, it was a printed version of his portfolio featuring work from 2019-2020. That’s what I understood, the reality is that it doesn’t matter what it is, it’s just a great example of editorial design and presentation. For some reason seeing this project makes me uneasy because it brings me back memories of when I was starting out my career, when we had to have a printed portfolio and mine sucked :)
Anna Bárdy shared a beautiful editorial design project titled Buildings with cour d’honneur in Budapest (Franciaudvaros bérházak Budapesten). The book is the result of a massive research of 7 years. As described by Anna: “We can explore a less known chapter of the history of the Hungarian capital’s architecture of the first decades of the 20th century in more than 400 pages accompanied by spectacular imagery.” - For me even better than the photos is the simple and elegant editorial design.
Studio Vicente Granger shared an inspiring editorial design project for TIDE MAGAZINE ISSUE 0. Everything here looks amazing in my humble opinion. The overall use of whitespace, the tight leading, the black and white theme. This is one of the projects that makes me want to redesign the blog, again
ELIPSY ̉ shared an awesome editorial design project in addition to a full design work for the Lubomir Toaszewski Exhibit, at least that is my interpretation of it. Even if I am wrong I am a fan of the editorial pieces created and shared on this project. The clever use of layers and colors with crips typography work always have a special place in my heart and here on abdz.
De-form.hu shared an incredible printed calendar for 2021 titled Typorigami Calendar 2021. The name says it all, it mixes typography and origami. De-form designers shared a bit of the motivation behind the design saying that this year all of us have struggled a lot with Covid-19. In many people's lives, the pandemic caused a lack of work, financial issues, physical or mental health problems, or total social isolation. “We try to be optimistic but know, we should be patient in this situation.
The amazing people at Bruch Idee & Form love print — so it was quite obvious to summarize the studios work from the past 5 years in something that he can put in their shelves and hand it proudly to their clients and potential ones. This is not a typical portfolio book, it is more a book of elements. The various elements that create the brand or the distinctive approach for each project. Breaking things apart is crucial to our workflow and it perfectly relates to the studios name “Bruch”.
Tim Tijink shared a personal editorial design and graphic design project titled New Brutalism: Controversial Concrete. This self initiated project explores, researches and designs with and around the concrete structures of the architectural movement called New Brutalism, which emerged during the 1950s and currently finds itself in a critical time.
Lyne Ea shared a beautiful editorial design project titled Subliminal. Cognitive sciences bring together a set of scientific disciplines dedicated to the description, explanation and simulation of the mechanisms of human thought. The subliminal revue is interested in many phenomena such as perception, intelligence, language or emotion through the prism of cognitive sciences and the different disciplines that make it up, thus combining a variety of articles offering the reader a less scientific but more open approach.
Broklin Onjei and the Creative Invention Studio shared a web design project they created for an online fashion store and lifestyle blog for women who love and vibe with the culture of orange colour products. This project exemplifies for me what web design is today. Grid system, highly editorial and responsive. If you think about it, to make all these variables work in harmony is a big deal and it will be used as reference for the future versions of abdz.
Fraktal, Anas Kautsar, Adji Herdanto and Akronim shared an editorial project they created for Gendhis Goods, a local Surabaya brand that sells kitchen utensils and tableware products that are made from teak root in Indonesia (I believe). - In 2020, they want to refresh their look by producing a new catalog with a new photo direction.
Although the world is becoming more digital, it’s still nice to receive something in the mail that you can hold in your hands. I couldn't agree more with that statement. Anonymous Singapore made a book containing a selection of their work for potential clients. They also made that a case study of beautiful editorial design worth of being featured here on the blog. You can request a copy on their website - I believe.