Exclusive: Process 4.5

I’m super excited about this exclusive AisleOne feature. The fine folks at Process have released a special edition publication titled: Process 4.5.

Process 4.5 is the first in a series of special edition Process publications. Printed in only black on lightweight 70gsm Bond, Process 4.5 purposely contrasts the usual high production qualities of the quarterly journal, as well acting as a platform to experiment with different formats and production techniques. The publication’s content is a reflection and retrospective of the first four editions of Process Journal.

Consisting of three major parts, the first a comprehensive essay written by typographer and design-lecturer Brad Haylock. The second a typographic analysis of each of the typefaces featured in editions one to four, including type samples and specimens. And finally, a selection of contributors from editions one to four were asked a simple question: What is your process?. Including responses from Brett Phillips (3 Deep Design), Michael C. Place (Build), Mason Wells (Bibliothèque), Tom Crabtree (Manual),Tony Brook (Spin) and more..

View hi-res images of the publication.

You can grab a copy on the Process store.

Codex: The Journal of Typography

Codex Magazine

Codex is a promising new quarterly magazine on typography by John Boardley of I Love Typography. It’s going to feature articles, book and type reviews, interviews, tips, type history, new and notable faces, essays and more. I’m definitely looking forward to this.

The magazine consists of 164 full-color pages, is approximately A4 (about 8″ x 11″) and makes use of Lyon Text & Display, Knockout, & Akkurat Mono.

Issue #1 will include Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes, Paul Shaw, Stephen Coles, Erik Spiekermann, Dr Paul Dijstelberge, Craig Mod, Luca Barcellona, and more. You can pre-order the first issue on the website.

Bloomberg Businessweek Japan Cover

Businessweek Japan Cover

Lately, I’ve been really impressed with the design of Businessweek, especially the covers. Creative Director Richard Turley has been doing a fantastic job and it’s really refreshing to see this type of aestheitc being applied to something so unexpected. I’ve never been a Businessweek reader, but these covers are tempting me to pick up the issues to see what else is in store. That can only be a good thing for them.

All the covers have been great, but the latest one for their Crisis in Japan issue is superb. The cover is simple. It features an illustration, by Noma Bar, of the rising sun with a crack in the shape of a screaming face. At the top left is the logo, along with “Crisis in Japan”. Simple, beautiful and straight to the point. I’m so glad that they didn’t go with some photo of the devastation, this seemed a lot more appropriate. The final touch is the flap that covers the screaming face, which acts as a nice reveal to the viewer.

Richard, writes on his blog about the process they took to create the cover.

Page Magazine


I’ve never heard Page Magazine before, but I stumbled upon on it and it’s mesmerized by its wonderful design. Most magazines today are a chaotic mess of advertisements and poorly designed articles, all battling each other for prominence. It’s refreshing to see such a simple and beautiful approach.

The magazine seems to be designed by Mexican agency, Face. There are a bunch of detailed photos of the mag at this Behance gallery.

Process Journal: Edition Three


I just received Edition Three of the excellent design publication Process Journal. It features work from Bibliotheque, Studio Newwork, Andrew Zuckerman, MadeThought, North, Stockholm Design Lab, Büro North and more. As well as articles by Tom Crabtree (Manual) and Warren Taylor (The Narrows).

This journal is exquisite. The quality of the production and design is superb and the publication is an example of why print should never die. The cover alone is to die for: Two color cover with debossing and printed on Knight Cream 350GSM Cover stock.

Oppositions Magazine 1973-1984


Oppositions was an architectural journal by the Institute For Architecture And Urban Studies that was published from 1973 to 1984. The magazine was designed by the great Massimo Vignelli and it sure doesn’t disappoint with its obvious grid layout. This Flickr set includes a bunch of the covers, some of which feature black illustrations, and this set by Paul Soulellis has some shots of the inside spreads.

I was outbid on a copy of this a few months back. Would have made a great addition to my collection — maybe I’ll start to obsessively search for them now.