Type Designer Magazine Spread (Concept).
This was a conceptual magazine spread done highlighting influential type designer Zuzana Licko. Her achievements as a woman in design, as well as playing a role in revolutionizing digital typography, was very inspiring to me as a female myself.
I played with a few different concepts, each one highlighting an image of Zuzana and one of her funnest typefaces, Oblong. The layouts I played with explored geometric shapes and bright, contrasty colors layered in a way that was reminiscent of many of the Emigre cover designs she was involved in.
For the body copy, I made sure to optimize for the most legible settings for tracking and leading, as well as the justification and hyphenation settings for the text columns.
The final spread that was chosen was the simplest one of the bunch -- really bringing attention to what mattered most: Zuzana and her beautiful work.
I was the sole designer on the project from beginning to end, and used a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. I can't take credit for the photo of Zuzana — the original photo was taken from a biography of Zuzana and her husband, Rudy Vanderlans, on AIGA.com. Read the biography here — they're great!