editorial design

Letters to the future — Creating a book that lasts 1000 years

Ki saigon Letters to the future is conceived by Ki Saigon, a Vietnam based creative agency, as an initiative to bring together a group of like-minded people, who want to see a positive change in society, when it comes to our environmental impact on the planet. The entire project began with the fact that plastic we throw away lasts more than a thousand years. That means even a single-use, thrown away plastic bag will still be around when our great, great, great grandchildren are born - 1000 years from now.

Dove va il mondo del gadget — Editorial Design

Be.Family shared an editorial design for Ser.Com, an Italian company focused on neuro gadgets, a new frontier of corporate gadgets based on the emotional dimension of the target. Their consultancy also applies engagement and strategic marketing to business challenges.

Ergot Zine — Graphic and Editorial Design

Guido Dal Prà shared a beautiful graphic and editorial design project with beautiful typography. Ergot is a self-produced zine, designed with Mattia and Nicola Bertolo, sprang out from overwhelming spaces and times, dragging us through ergonomic thrones and dystopic landscapes. I curated the graphic design of the zine and designed a custom typeface, in use for the title and the inner page numbers.

et al vol.2 - Editorial Design Inspiration

THINGSIDID STUDIO shared an awesome editorial design and graphic design project titled et al vol.2 There's very little information about it however it’s definitely worth sharing because I am a fan of simple editorial design. The big typography contrasts the use of imagery and in this case the very elegant use of gradients.

Editorial Design Inspiration – Debate

Juliana Christmann and Moritz Büsselberg shared an awesome editorial design project featuring magazine spreads very well designed using a classic grid system. I mentioned before and I will keep saying it, this type of work for me is what inspires me the most. 

Editorial Design for Cozy Vol. 2

Lewi Yonas  shared an inspiring editorial design project for Cozy Vol. 2  Cozy is a personal project that was born out of quarantine restlessness - described by Lewi. As a fan of editorial design I always admire the amount of work it goes through designing a publication. With the move to digital, a lot was lost in the translation related to editorial design, hence my admiration and push to feature editorial design projects. The tools of trade were InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

Editorial Design Inspiration: White

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.

The Journal — Editorial Design

Yeseul Kim and Edo Kim shared a really elegant editorial design project for a book/journal. This Journal is a summary of Project_Modified showcasing all researches, methodologies and processes. The work with typography, imagery is simply beautiful, I especially love the hyphenations for the section headers and the superb use of white space.

Mohd. That’s More — Branding and Editorial Design

Alessandro Giua shared a branding and editorial design for Mohd, a worldwide leading company in luxury furniture and design, offering the best selection of international design and exclusive interior design services, both online and through their physical showrooms in Italy. 

What the Hackney Zine

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.

Editorial Design for POLY

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. 

Typographic inspired edition of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

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 - Editorial Design

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.

Beautiful Editorial Design for Yearly Planner

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: ognjen@ogvdesign.co

Noti - Editorial Design

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.  

Seul à la Maison Moderne Editorial Design

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.

Paperwork - Artistic Booklets of Tear-Out Papers

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.

Cultural Bulletin Issue E - Editorial Design

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.

Editorial Design Inspiration - Printed Portfolio

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 :)

Editorial Design - Buildings with Cour d’honneur in Budapest

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. 

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