Posts Tagged with “publication”

Process Journal: The Grid


Thomas Williams, one of the tal­ents behind the excel­lent Process Jour­nal, has doc­u­mented the changes that were made to the grid sys­tem for Edi­tion Two of the jour­nal. Thomas writes:

The Process Jour­nal grid has under­gone sev­eral updates for Edi­tion Two, the major change being an increase in the size of the inter­nal gut­ter from 30mm up to 40mm. Although this may appear to be only a minor adjust­ment, it changes the dynam­ics of the grid in sev­eral dif­fer­ent ways.

The extra 10mm was taken from the out­side columns, oth­er­wise reserved for image cap­tions and room for the reader’s thumbs to hold the pub­li­ca­tion (with min­i­mal over­lay of the con­tent). The space was removed evenly from these columns to min­i­mize the change in visual con­sis­tency from the pre­vi­ous edition.

Increas­ing this gut­ter also proved to be advan­ta­geous to the over­all lay­out of the pub­li­ca­tion and resulted in three out­comes: firstly, by cen­tral­iz­ing the con­tent fur­ther into the mid­dle of the page allow­ing more padding and eas­ier read­ing of type that falls within the two cen­tral columns; sec­ondly, it allows a larger clear­ance for images placed over or near the edge of the gut­ter — thus min­i­miz­ing the loss of image into the spine; and lastly, the increase results in an over­all wider area of content.

The orig­i­nal objec­tive was to cre­ate a grid that was flex­i­ble enough to deal with a wide range of con­tent, enable flex­i­bil­ity and retain visual con­sis­tency. This objec­tive still remains; hence the vast major­ity of grid has been unal­tered and has proven itself wor­thy for a sec­ond time. In our expe­ri­ence it is a rare to have the chance to revisit and refine a project so we have embraced the oppor­tu­nity and believe that small changes like these con­tribute to our endeavor of pro­duc­ing an always-improving publication.

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.

NEWWORK Magazine Issue #5


Issue #5 of the beau­ti­fully designed NEWWORK Mag­a­zine by Stu­dio NEWWORK is now avail­able. This issue fea­tures con­tri­bu­tions by Rudolf Hostet­tler, Jost Hochuli, TGG Hafen Senn Stieger GMBH, Gas­ton Isoz, Jür­gen Berg­bauer, Taka Mayumi, and Lil­lian Bassman.        

Lacoste: The Element Of Style



There’s some­thing about the Lacoste brand and prod­ucts that I love:  they’re well-designed, detailed and min­i­mal. So I’m excited to see that these con­cepts were extended to their new book, Lacoste: The Ele­ment Of Style by Olivier Mar­got. The book presents the visual his­tory of this clas­sic brand in a well-designed pack­age. I per­son­ally love the sim­ple design of the cover — which comes in 5 dif­fer­ent color-ways — and the can­vas texture.

I did some quick search­ing and couldn’t find any info on the designer of the book. I won­der if Lacoste did it themselves.

You can grab a copy of the book from Ama­zon or Assouline.


Carine Collin


Ele­gant work by French designer Carine Collin. Sim­ple and clean but yet very detailed. I also love the website.        

Anouk Rehorek


Even though I’ve never done it, I love mag­a­zine design. Some­thing about see­ing a well-designed spread get’s my cre­ative juices flow­ing. It’s unfor­tu­nate that the mag­a­zine indus­try is hurt­ing because I’d hate to lose all the great creative.

Some of the best mag­a­zine designs I’ve seen are by Swiss graphic designer, Anouk Rehorek. His use of black and white color along with serif type is stun­ning and the way he inte­grates imagery really cre­ates a per­fect balance.        

NEWWORK Magazine Issue #4


Issue #4 of the excel­lent NEWWORK Mag­a­zine by Stu­dio NEWWORK is now avail­able. This issue fea­tures con­tri­bu­tions by Albert Wat­son, Wolf­gang Wein­gart, Bruno Monguzzi, Julian Abram Wain­wright, Robert Longo, and Werner Jeker.        

Voice Over Magazine

A lovely pub­li­ca­tion by Iaspis and Stern­berg Press that exam­ines stag­ing, the­atri­cal­ity, and per­for­ma­tive strate­gies in con­tem­po­rary art practices.

Art direc­tion and designed by Ste­fa­nia Malm­sten and Ulrika Hell­berg, Voice Over’s gor­geous cover is printed in sil­ver foil and the entire mag­a­zine is set in Chron­i­cle Text and Chron­i­cle Dis­play by Hoe­fler & Frere-Jones.

Over­all this is stun­ning work, the inte­rior lay­outs are to die for.

Via FPO        

80 Magazine

I’m back in action folks, sorry for the short hiatus.

While I was away I came across this new blog called 80 Mag­a­zine that fea­tures clas­sic design and typog­ra­phy from the 50’s and 60’s. It instantly has become one of my favorite blogs to read by fea­tur­ing work by Ger­st­ner, Brock­mann, Lohse, Crouwel and Emil Ruder, who’s poster is pic­tured above.

The blog has a lot of pieces that I’ve never seen, includ­ing this col­lec­tion of posters by Emil Ruder.    



Awe­some new work by the tal­ented bunch at Bunch.

They’ve designed ‘TEN’, the lat­est pro­mo­tional stock book for Igepa paper mer­chant, after Mil­ton Glaser’s essay* ‘Ten Things I Have Learned’. The lim­ited edi­tion of 300 presents a cross sec­tion of paper stocks avail­able from the paper mer­chant.



A2/SW/HK is a Lon­don based stu­dio that con­sists of Scott Williams & Hen­rik Kubel. The duo are pump­ing out exquis­ite work evi­dent in their online port­fo­lio. Fan­tas­tic and inspir­ing work.        



Bris­tol based form Thir­teen has com­piled a superb port­fo­lio filled with work that will get your design juices flow­ing. Each piece is pre­cisely designed and extremely inspirational.