editorial design


Editorial design is the design of layouts, usually undertaken in order to clarify or manipulate the meaning of content.

Tribunal went through multiple iterations in a very public trial-and-error process as the custom font of the cross-platform Slovene student magazine Tribuna. Its key stylistic features were developed to meet the functional requirements of a constantly evolving publication with a limited budget.
Typeface stories · 13 December 2013 · English · 1424 words
Lava was design to bridge the digital and print editions of a newly designed magazine.
Typeface stories · 5 September 2013 · English · 689 words
Peter Biľak speaks to Irma Boom about how her design practice developed over the past decade.
Interviews · 23 July 2012 · English · 2942 words
Rudy VanderLans talks with Peter Biľak about the Typotheque founder’s education, design practice and experience as an ex-pat Slovak living in the Netherlands. Dot Dot Dot is discussed, as well as the typefaces Biľak has produced and his current teaching practice.
Interviews · 13 April 2005 · English · 4079 words
The third chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 17408 words
The fourth chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 15377 words
The fifth chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 16066 words
Darryl Hannah, politics, typeface choices, supermodels and Paula Scher are discussed in this review of the first issue of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s magazine, George.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1029 words
A review of Lewis Blackwell’s book The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson. The review contains an archaeology of the state of design in the mid-90s and some of the discussions which surrounded the work of the surf pro gone design star.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1330 words
A thorough albeit pointed review, from a perspective of the early 1990s, of Neville Brody’s and Jon Wozencroft’s pioneering magazine Fuse. A timely piece of history for those interested in the design of type.
Reviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 2662 words
An enjoyably nebulous set of Rick Poynor’s thoughts about the current condition of criticism and the value of oppositional tactics in design and writing.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 5543 words
A brief examination of the politics, culture and designer’s role in the uses, cultural placement and proliferation of stock photography.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2444 words
A refreshingly positive response to (and call for?) more, and more thoughtful culture and design publications in a time when the phrase “who needs another design mag?” is common. Max Bruinsma also briefly details the evolution of Dutch and other non-mainstream/design publications.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2284 words
A history and analysis of the role played by this American precursor to the graphic design magazine, which sought to bring progressive commercial graphic and industrial arts into the mainstream.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1276 words
The point-form story of a German dentist named Hans Josef Sachs and the magazine Das Plakat he founded on his love for posters. Responsible for the promulgation of early German advertising art abroad, his vast collection was confiscated by Goebbels for the Nazis’ collections and Sachs narrowly escaped the Holocaust. Steven Heller looks at the rise and fall of this significant early design periodical.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1894 words
The “epitome of a post-war Modernist”, Walter Herdeg, backbone of Graphis magazine, is appraised by Steven Heller.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 711 words
The globalisation and homogenisation of design, legibility and communication and the history of Emigre magazine are discussed in this interview with its founder, Rudy VanderLans.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 3323 words
The prolific founder of Werkplaats Typografie, Karel Martens focuses on the design of the Dutch architectural magazine OASE in his 1999 conversation with Peter Biľak.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 1412 words
A survey of woman designers of books, magazines, activist campaigns, identities etc. across the 20th century.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 4875 words