Kayla Baltunis
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Statler & Waldorf

Magazine Redesign

This music-themed issue of Statler & Waldorf was redesigned to include more elements related to music and touring. The cover, inside cover, table of contents, side banner, and articles were tweaked to reflect this theme while still retaining aspects of the more classic issue design.

Statler & Waldorf

Magazine Redesign

design makeover for an exclusive music-themed issue of Rensselaer's literary magazine

 

   Statler & Waldorf   is RPI's student-run literary magazine that covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from RPI itself, to the city of Troy and its surrounding areas, to anything else that is conjured from the minds of its creative staff members. Essentially, the possibilities are endless for the news, culture, humor, op-ed, and creative writing sections from issue to issue.

Statler & Waldorf is RPI's student-run literary magazine that covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from RPI itself, to the city of Troy and its surrounding areas, to anything else that is conjured from the minds of its creative staff members. Essentially, the possibilities are endless for the news, culture, humor, op-ed, and creative writing sections from issue to issue.

 During my time as the editor in chief of the publication, I was fortunate enough to creatively direct a redesign of  S&W 's  themed issue  of the semester, which focuses entirely on music-related content. This issue's layout relies heavily on photos and design elements that are associated with music and touring, which sets it apart from the  classic layout  that is used more ubiquitously for  S&W .  For the inside cover, shown above, the left side has the appearance of a touring band's cork board of notes, photos, and receipts. The right side features a table of contents styled like an iTunes playlist.

During my time as the editor in chief of the publication, I was fortunate enough to creatively direct a redesign of S&W's themed issue of the semester, which focuses entirely on music-related content. This issue's layout relies heavily on photos and design elements that are associated with music and touring, which sets it apart from the classic layout that is used more ubiquitously for S&W.

For the inside cover, shown above, the left side has the appearance of a touring band's cork board of notes, photos, and receipts. The right side features a table of contents styled like an iTunes playlist.

 At the end of every  S&W  article, there is a signature ampersand icon representing the brand. For this issue, however, a treble clef is used in its place.

At the end of every S&W article, there is a signature ampersand icon representing the brand. For this issue, however, a treble clef is used in its place.

 The side bars of each page were transformed into vinyl album sleeves from famous album covers. The above cover is LMFAO's  Sorry for Party Rocking . Other notable mentions include Lady Gaga's  The Fame , Led Zeppelin's  Houses of the Holy , and Nirvana's  Nevermind .

The side bars of each page were transformed into vinyl album sleeves from famous album covers. The above cover is LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking. Other notable mentions include Lady Gaga's The Fame, Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy, and Nirvana's Nevermind.

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