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redesign of the new york-based film journal, filmmaker magazine.
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this the spring issue of filmmaker magazine further evolves the overall approach we've taken with the redesign, both inside and out. this time around charlotte gosch and i introduced some new typefaces to the magazine and used their large family of styles to talk about how a magazine of this kind has different "voices," be those the the voices of the filmmakers being interviewed, the magazine's writers or the magazine's designers.
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filmmakermagazine.com
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magazine cover
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redesign of the new york-based film journal, filmmaker magazine.
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this the fall issue of filmmaker magazine further evolves the overall approach we've taken with the redesign, both inside and out. after the summer's "pandemic digital-only issue" charlotte gosch and i wanted to celebrate the return to print with an experimental design. we explored the idea of "spatial depth," as hinted at in the magazine's logo, within the pages of a magazine. we blurred images and laid them over other images to give a sense of light, projected films and so on. we then used a brutalist-style chiaro scuro approach within the magazine's layouts to talk about what it is to move through space, particularly when entering the cinema to see a film in the darkness.
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filmmakermagazine.com
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magazine cover
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redesign of the new york-based film journal, filmmaker magazine.
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this the summer issue of filmmaker magazine further evolves the overall approach we've taken with the redesign, both inside and out. this time around, due to the global pandemic and printers being closed down, we redesigned the magazine for digital viewing only. charlotte gosch and i therefore changed the format of the magazine to suit the scrolling experience, as opposed to the physical page turning experience.
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filmmakermagazine.com
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redesign of the new york-based film journal, filmmaker magazine.
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with issue 104 of the magazine we decided to revamp the filmmaker logo once again. we didn't want to change the concept of it, but more the way in which we'd previously executed it. the original rendition had been hand drawn and this revised edition was more machine-made. the result is more refined and, we feel, a more fitting translation of our original concept.
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filmmakermagazine.com
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cover
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redesign of the new york-based film journal, filmmaker magazine.
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furthering the cover to cover redesign we established with issues 100 and 101, we this time took an accidentally out of focus, behind the scenes still from chloe zhao's the rider and used it to echo, amongst other things, the issue's refocussing on women filmmakers and the magazine's own logo treatment.
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filmmakermagazine.com
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redesign of the new york-based film journal, filmmaker magazine.
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here with issue 101 we continued to push the cover to cover redesign concept we'd developed with the 100th issue. this time we created a cover design that spoke to both the drama of the feature article 'wormwood', and the 'editors on their cuts' piece later in the issue.
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filmmakermagazine.com
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25 new faces spread
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redesign of the new york-based film journal, filmmaker magazine.
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we pitched editor scott macaulay on the redesign of his longstanding, much respected, new york-based magazine and he said it was perfect timing. the forthcoming issue was to be his 100th issue, marking 25 years since he started the magazine with friends back in the early 90s. after some further discussion we discovered he shared a similar aesthetic interests to ours and soon the project was under way.

sharing a mutual admiration for each other's work we contacted our friend charlotte gosch in germany and asked her if she'd like to collaborate with us on the project. the whole magazine including the logo was redesigned over the space of about a month and a half. we hope the design speaks for itself as you move from page to page, but in short it represents an attempt to breathe new life into a word-heavy film journal and talk about the importance of the image in that context.
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filmmakermagazine.com
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