I’m an unashamed geek when it comes to journalism (my favourite Twitter feed is easily the Guardian Style Guide for goodness sake) so this new publication from The Times is right up my street. Byline is a quarterly magazine for the newspaper’s subscribers which provides “an exclusive insight into the news-gathering process.”
It’s been designed by Steve Fenn and Tom Pollard’s Design By St studio, who were briefed to produce something “bold, warm, fresh and different to the usual communication expected by members but to retain a sense of Times style.”
They explained: “We started by working with a printer to devise a format and source a quality tactile paper. We then settled on a typographic palette within Times style that differed to their other publications and injected elegance and personality in equal measure. We commissioned witty illustration to add pace, warmth and variation and a cover portrait to add to the exclusivity, rather than working from the Times library of images.”
The resulting magazine is really impressive in quite an understated way; the content is great (although I would say that) and the design is nicely assured.
- Kevin Umaña’s abstract paintings portray a musical symphony
- The delicately ornate, but very cheeky sculptures of Liv and Dom
- Nike pattern designer Jeremy Pettis' psychedelic illustration side project
- Illustrator Charlotte Ager’s evocative and multilayered drawings
- Meet London-based illustrator, animator and curator Joey Yu
- Best of the Web, your antidote to Friday the 13th!
- Wolff Olins and zigbee launch the “first open-source brand for the Internet of Things”
- Too Fast To Think: why switching off unlocks creativity
- Graphic Design Festival Paris reveals 19 sport-inspired posters by Hort, Julia, Spassky Fischer and more
- FKA twigs teams up with 17 year old photographer David Uzochukwu for new Nike campaign
- Special Projects on why, sometimes, design is best kept simple
- Brian Finke captures the glitz and glamour of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant