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Romance Was Born

Harper’s Bazaar, November 2015
Creative director: Huw Reynolds
Photographer: Simon Lekias

Renegade Collective

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Renegade Collective Issue 24
Creative director: Jane Dunwoody
Art director: Edith Swan
Photography: Bjorn Iooss

The vanishing


GQ, March 2015
Design director: Fred Woodward
Creative director: Jim Moore
Art director: Chelsea Cardinal

The Ponzi Economy

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Scientific American. June 2014
Design director: Michael Mrak
Art director: Jason Mischka
Illustrator: Adam Simpson

The treatment of the typography initially caught my eye. the notion of finance is immediately conveyed in the treatment of the engraved bank note pattern, particularly the drop cap T on the second spread. The illustration showing people throwing their money away rounds out the graphic design of thisĀ feature.

Evidently the man Carlo Ponzi spent time in prison prior to his now famous money-making scheme. He explained the prison address in letters to his Italian mother by writing to her that he had a wonderful job as a “special assistant” to a prison warden.

Find what’s interesting



Wired, August 2014
Design director: Caleb Bennett
Senior art director: Dylan Boelte
Managing art director: Victor Krummenacher
Art directors: Allie Fisher, Joseph Reyes

I’ve always been fascinated by how graphic designers approach the task of getting magazine readers to the pages they are interested in. These two examples show great energy. The features page, top, relies on geometric shapes and a sort of tangram puzzle idea, while the contents page utilizes an organized frenzy of small images and typographic rules.

Giles Coren, Esquire UK July 2014

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Esquire UK July 2014
Creative director: David McEndrick
Art director: Nick Millington
Senior designer: Peter Ainsworth

Harper’s Bazaar Feb 2014

This spread from the February 2014 issue
Originally from Harper’s Bazaar, 1947
Charles James, couturier
photographer, Louise Dahl-Wolfe