Works That Work Issue 4

It has been a joy to conceive and layout Peter Biľak’s Works that Work magazine for the curious, and it’s gratifying to develop the design, letting it grow with the magazine itself.

We fine-tuned production and use of materials, making the magazine an ever-better container for the stories it tells, and an ever-better reading machine. For issue 3, we also proposed to switch from staples to very nice binding, which by itself had a big effect on how the magazine feels and functions.

We stayed true to the idea of creating a newsy urgency within the magazine, which we played up a bit for this issue – some of the articles deal with quite terrible long-term effects of design. But at the same time, we are also allowing for more airy, lyrical layouts where the content allows it.

Oh, and we added Neutral as a secondary typeface, for a bit more variety in the typographic palette.

For Peter Biľak, The Hague, 2014, ongoing.
17×24 cm.