Modern Publicity


Former Art Director of Monocle magazine, Ken Leung, has received a lot of attention recently on his new consultancy called Modern Publicity. And rightfully so, his work for Monocle is stunning. But personally I find the identity work for Vanity Fair to be the best piece in the portfolio.

Ken sent me some background on the project:

As a background to the project, I was commissioned by Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair to propose a redesign for the magazine – the brief was left open to see what I would come back with.

Given such an amazing opportunity, I envisioned the project as not just a magazine redesign but a complete brand relaunch, also proposing an accompanying corporate identity programme. I wanted the stationery to feel timeless, intelligent and reflective of the magazine’s heritage, whilst also being fresh and modern in it’s use of colour.

I think Ken accomplished exactly that. The identity has a timeless and sophisticated look, at the same time feels modern and minimal. Love it.        

3 Comments on "Modern Publicity"

  • I agree, this is stunning. Really like the pop up wedding invite on their site too!

  • Zuko says

    Can’t say I’m particularly feeling the Vanity Fair identity. The type doesn’t seem to have anything about it that makes it a mark rather than just a string of letters.

    This is lovely though:

  • A6 says

    I freaking love this thing. Two Winkleresque thumbs up