Saga Art & Literary Magazine

Copies of this student-run publication were distributed around campus, often found in the coffee areas or random common areas in the dorms.

Poster design for one of the spring issues

Problem

Students can submit art, poetry, and/or prose to be judged and selected by student editors. The publication had been around for 75 years, and needed a standard design for future use. As the magazine was so storied, the editors wanted to maintain its roots.

Process

As production editor for the magazine, I designed the layout and typography for the Winter and Spring issues. I also created a poster to advertise for the upcoming issue.

After the content had been selected, I aggregated the work into sections, and chose a submitted photo for the cover art.

I focused on modernizing the typography, setting the magazine's title and headers in Helvetica Neue, and keeping the content classic with serifed fonts Neuton and Neuton Cursive.

Result

Cleaning up the layout and typography served to highlight the work in the magazine, and made it easier for future editions to be published.