The D8 Magazine is an occasional publication from the design studio featuring artwork by friends of the studio, articles by the team at D8 and case studies of recent studio projects. Each issue is handed to a different member of the studio to design, I took the helm for volume 6.
The cover features a type treatment with a custom warped psychedelic halftone, printed on a textured paper that mimics the wavy lines of the halftone. The spine hit with a clear foil to give the look and feel of of tape wrapped around as binding and also highlights the texture of the paper.
Inside, I created a colourful repeat pattern of six different ways to represent the number six. This was used as an end page, a fill inside the form-cut french folded section dividers as well as on the spine.
Each section has it’s own treatment in order to give them a distinct feel, but use a common typeface and grid structure to bring a consistent identity to the whole magazine.
The second section contains articles written by the team at D8, including David Shanks & James Young. These articles are complemented by contributions from photographers Alaisdair Smith, Vanessa Colareta and my own illustrations.
The third chapter of the magazine is a selection of case studies of recent work completed by the entire team at D8, with contributions from illustrator Matt McPhee and photographer Gordon Burniston.