Written content formed the bulk of the publication, so it was essential to create a reader-friendly design. We used ample whitespace, adding an extra hint of modernity while helping prevent reader fatigue. Employing contrasting or embellished font weights and sizes, we added significant breaks between paragraphs, and section-specific colours in minor design elements (lines in tables, rules), all designed to create mental pauses for the reader.
We added section dividers to organize the publication into appropriate categories. These pages act as small visual breaks from lengthy articles and offer the opportunity to insert snapshots of modular content within each section – preview imagery, a small table of contents, pull quotes, short excerpts. A side block of colour, inspired by the Journal’s original colour scheme, is included in each divider to help readers quickly identify which section they’re reading. Given the Journal’s vast array of topics, we knew that its design had to be adaptable and diverse. Our team developed modular layouts to accommodate various forms of content, such as mathematical equations, graphs, charts, tables, quotes/excerpts and imagery.