I think that if I had to say ONE company that I would love to work for, that is the epitomy of all my fave editorial design, it would be Washington based Design Army. I’ve shown you their Alice in Wonderland work before (Oh my god I still can’t get over how great it is!) but they’ve done so much other great work. Who else can make wedding editorial not nauseating?!?!?!?
On tuesday I went to the annual Magazine Design Conference here in Copenhagen. It was such a great and inspiring day and my love for editorial design was once again renewed. See why below! The best talks were definitely Claudia Almeida and Thomas Alberty from New York Magazine. Totally inspired!…and what other chance would I have to put Grumpy Cat on a design blog ;-)
I’m spending a bit of time reacquainting myself with editorial design. It is my fave of all the graphic design disciplines, because it is of great importance that the designer him/herself is a great storyteller and understands how to perfectly visualize the written word. I also love it because it’s a very limited space, you might have a maximum of 4 spreads to pull out all the stops to make it eyecandy and a great companion for the copy, and then it’s on to the next thing. Maybe my own impatience finds this especially appealing ;-)
Lately I’ve discovered the amazingly talented Benjamin Barend Bours who’s a designer at GQ. I’m in awe! These opening spreads are perfect examples of my rant above. You could not switch the styles of ANY of these, because they tell the story so well. Actually, I think that might be a great way to put a design to the test; see if it would work on another story, if it does, it’s not specific enough, maybe even generic. But Benjamins work is definitely no such thing. I’m a fan!
See more: http://www.bbbours.com/
Well today is the last day of my summer break, so on monday I’m back at school preparing for a new horde of students. Beginning of the year is always great fun!
But today I wanna advertise another blog, it’s one of my faves at the moment, and if you love magazine as much as me you will love it too. Coverjunkie collects loads of covers and the great thing about that is that it’s the big wellknown mags, but also obscure niche magazines that you might never have heard of. It’s a great source of inspiration if you’re in editorial design. Thanks Coverjunkie!
Here’s just a small selection of what you can find, see more: http://www.coverjunkie.com/
BIG smile on my face today because I’ve just found TUSH, a German lifestyle magazine focusing mainly on aesthetics and fashion. It’s a great magazine and I love their photo and editorial style. I’m gonna go straight to the newsstand and INSIST that he orders it for me. YIPEEE!!! Also quite good and simple website with photo from each edition working as a background image.
See more: http://www.tushmagazine.com
Well what a day it was yesterday, I was brimming with inspiration when the day was over and I think it might just have been the best Magazine Conference yet. Good job Niels for picking the speakers! So I already showed you a few bits but I just wanna share a few more peices because inspiration just kept coming after lunch too. My faves were definitely Texas Monthly and Cut Magazine (which I am definitely subscribing too!). SO much great work.
Today I’m all giddy with excitement, the reason is that I’m at the annual magazine conference at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (my workplace). The day has started out GREAT and I’m just giving you a quick post while I’m shoving lunch into my mouth. We’ve seen design from Popular Mechanics and Women’s Health and both talks were amazing! Can’t wait to hear more, so gotta run!