Archive for the ‘Illustration’ category

HOW magazine cover

January 10, 2013

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HOW‘s February 2012 cover is nice, and reminds me a lot of this custom publishing piece created way back in the day.

Centro Y Sur magazine launches on Texterity, we’re very happy with how it looks (because we made it)

September 23, 2011

One of the many projects I’ve been involved with at October Custom Publishing is the page design, production and art direction – in fact pretty much all aspects of production – of Centro Y Sur magazine. A digital publication from the mind of Jason Z. Guest, we’re currently in our final week of production of issue 4. I thought I’d share a pieces from the last few issues. Seriously, this isn’t just a shameless plug, we’re really interested in hearing your feedback on the magazine’s usability, especially when it comes to navigation and ease of use. We spent FOREVER working on the internal nav for this – and then there’s Texterity’s own nav tools which come as standard in this particular hosting model. So I’m not going to say too much more – you can read the whole issue (and back issues) here. Some more pages from issue 4 after the jump. (more…)

Amazing R2 infographic poster

January 22, 2011

WAY too late to buy this, but take a look anyway (and hover over this site day and night in case anything else goes on sale for four minutes!).

Illustrated anatomy of Gamera and foes, via Pink Tentacle

January 22, 2011

Love this illustration/infographic. I NEED to find an excuse to do something like this in the next magazine I can get my grubby mitts on! Here’s the link to the original post on Pink Tentacle.

Lance Armstrong Says Outside Magazine Cover Is “Lame Bullshit” – via Austinist.

June 17, 2010

So apparently Outside magazine Photoshopped something onto Lance Armstrong’s t-shirt which he got angry at…via Austinist.com. Oops. Thanks Aaron for the link.

Infographic: 12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive

May 24, 2010

Super busy today, but wanted to post quickly about this animated infographic showing 12 things that could happen by 2050 (ok so not the sturdiest of concepts but a good excuse to cram all these subjects into a single piece). Aliens!

Take a look here.

BBC: Ash cloud passengers unite to publish magazine

May 4, 2010

Click here or on the image above for a cool story about passengers across the world stranded because of the volcano getting together to make a magazine. Here is a link to the creators website. Or stick around here while I write more sentences with no punctuation or pauses.

April 29, 2010

Back at the full-time job, the cover of the latest issue of The Absolute Sound, which is the first one I’ve been really happy with in …well a couple of issues. Really ready to try something completely different with TAS though, give it a bit of a refresh. Couple of previous covers after the jump. (more…)

April 20, 2010

From A Journey Around My Skull via io9.

You don’t have to be rich to read OceanHome magazine, but it helps.

April 4, 2010

I’ve been reading a lot of home magazines recently (can’t call them shelter magazines, feels very douchebaggy) because of another project I’ve been working on. OceanHome feels pretty small when you pick it up. Paper feels good, cover very shiny feeling, but not over glossy. I liked the super-bright, clean cover when I picked it up, but the more time I spend looking closely at it, something about the photo is bothering me that I can’t quite put my finger on. Is it the color, has it been really photoshopped? There’s a confusing lack of detail. At a glance it looks great, but spend any time staring at it, and details suddenly become fuzzy messes of color. Was the image really hard to color correct given the amount of information in it?

Coverlines are banal and completely inoffensive. There’s nothing compelling or exciting about what’s happening here. I wonder if they tried to get a shot of the Obamas for their “exclusive”. This is clearly aimed at the high-end homebuyer, and the issue is chock full of very high-end real estate ads including – shocker! – an ad from the real estate agent who manages the Plantation Estate, aka “The Winter White House” featured on the cover. The ad even uses the exact same headline as the cover! (more…)