Loose Leaf: Manual

Curator: Eric Heiman
date: May 21, 2013
Categories: Design for Entertaining, Editorial Design, Environmental Graphic Design
Tags: Loose Leaf, Manual, publication

I’m instantly jealous of any designer who manages to launch a publication. Where does he or she find the time? The jealousy is only compounded when that designer manages to get more than one issue out the door. What distinguishes San Francisco-based Manual’s Loose Leaf project (now on its second issue) is that it’s actually a revolving art exhibition you hang on your wall. 

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USA TODAY website redesign: Fantasy Interactive

Curator: Cavan Huang
date: November 12, 2012
Categories: Brand & Identity Systems Design, Editorial Design, Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: newspaper, publication, rebrand, redesign, USAToday.com, website
USA TODAY recently did a massive makeover of its newspaper, but the most impressive—and perhaps overlooked—aspect was the redesign of its digital platforms by Fantasy Interactive. In particular, USATODAY.com stands out from other major news publications whose sites languish in static vertical layouts. The interface allows users to flip horizontally through articles and entire sections, like scrolling through an iPad app. Stories are easy to find in the simple three-column layouts, defined by rich colors and large gridded images. And by integrating the latest in responsive design, HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript, they have elegantly layered articles and separated advertising from editorial content in unprecedented ways. 
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kid’s wear: Meiré und Meiré

Curator: Jesse Reed
date: November 18, 2011
Categories: Editorial Design, Illustration
Tags: culture, Fashion, germany, Kids, lifestyle, Magazine, publication
kid’s wear is a biannual magazine that features “children’s fashion, lifestyle and culture.” The publication is released at the beginning of every fashion season, and includes German, English and Italian text. Cologne-based Meiré und Meiré, a.k.a. Mike Meiré, a.k.a. NEO NOTO, is the studio responsible for its design and art direction. From the examples on their website, it appears that a redesign happened somewhere around 2006 and Meiré has designed issues 22–33, respectively. The magazine is published by photographer Achim Lippoth.
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