layouts for a magazine that captures the essence of living in New York's capital region
This project involved designing the general contents of a magazine, including a cover, a table of contents, a department article, and a feature article. I worked on this in the Advanced Typography course as part of my undergraduate thesis project.
Capital Passions is a work-in-progress magazine centered in New York’s capital region, and its foundation is based on capturing the art of eating, playing, creating, writing, and living in the local area. The articles are creative, insightful, and fun, with topics ranging from integrated medicine to hot air ballooning. It is meant for creative minds that yearn to be exposed to a wide variety of activities and ideas that relate to the capital region.
For the design, I took this foundation into account and created a magazine based highly off of compartments and colors. Throughout all of the sections, writing, photos, pull quotes, and other elements are put in boxes, which provides each page with an interesting, creative dynamic.
For the featured article on sailing, white boxes are used to visually represent the white sails that are present on ships.
I designed two issues of Capital Passions to show both the consistencies and the varieties of the magazine from issue to issue. Above is the cover for issue #2, along with a collection of its pages below.
For the featured article in issue #2, which is about a hot air balloon festival, text boxes are used sparingly to emphasize white space. The leading of the type is also modified to create more spacious lines. These design treatments are intended to reflect feelings of lightness and airiness, much like the hot air balloons that the article features.