Inspired by: Magazines
When I first decided to study Graphic Design, I was immediately sucked in by the world of editorial and print design. I collected back issues of all my favourite magazines, and dreamed of working in their Art Departments someday.
As you would expect, my understanding of the design industry expanded beyond my love of print over the course of my education. Although despite new design interests, and an increasingly digital world, there will always be something special about flicking through a print piece.
I LOVE WHEN THE FORMAT OF A PUBLICATION IS GIVEN EQUAL THOUGHT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS AS THE CONTENT PRINTED INTO IT IS.
The format of print forces the reader to slow their gaze, and to flip through pages in a particular manner that is so different from reading a digital article. Similarly, the tactility of paper stock informs the reader about it's tone—is it a thick, glossy stock of a high-fashion piece, or a newsprint quality indie magazine?
Bringing these ideas back into your current work can give you new perspectives on using colour, texture, photo, light, type... or it could have just introduced you to your newest design obsession.
Below are some current favourites of mine, all offering something completely different than the last—Lula, Apartamento, The Great Discontent and BrownBook. Picking up a magazine will always relight my love for design.