Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-hero-

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Work / Publication

Ines Cox designs “birth to death”-themed Kwintessens mag

We’ve long been a fan of the work of Antwerp-based graphic designer Ines Cox, who founded her own eponymous practice back in March. The latest project to emerge from her considered stable of great designs is for Kwintessens, a quarterly design and fashion magazine published by Design Flanders in cooperation with Flanders Fashion Institute. Since its launch in 1992, each issue of the magazine has been designed by a different creative, and Ines’ look for the latest issue, dedicated to the theme “from birth to death,” uses a grave-like grey cover and stark black lettering. For all its dark exterior, though, the pages show a deft eye for the power of negative space, letting colourful text and beautiful imagery speak through a careful grid system. From the typeface to the colourways to the commissioning, Kwintessens is a beautifully designed, inspirational piece of print.

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-1

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-2

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-3

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-4

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-5

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-6

Ines Cox: Kwintessens

Ines-cox-kwintessens-its-nice-that-7

Ines Cox: Kwintessens