Art direction and design for the latest issue of Black Magazine - issue#23, the Human issue. This issue has a selection of 8 covers, including the magazines first ever graphic cover, by Ian Ferguson at Friends of Design.
Magazine art direction and design for the latest issue of The Design Guide magazine.
This 30,000-word corporate history book celebrates the 50-year anniversary of Autex, a successful local manufacturer and exporter. Tracing 50 years of innovation, ups and downs, and ultimate triumph.
The design brief; to pull all of the historical elements together in a stylish and user friendly style. Collating years of scrapbook style photographs, newspaper clippings and friendly interview stories.
The design has a strong use of typography, and a minimal design space. As the book is small, smart use of white space was important, along with block colour (Brand colour) and a rhythmic page flow to insure a relaxed, coffee table style read.
Design devices such as large pull quotes typographically displayed over a whole page, or descriptive photo captions mean the reader can pick up and enjoy small doses of the book. Rather than a front to back read.
Art Direction and Design for Black Magazine issue #22.
Art direction and design production of issue #8 of The Design Guide. New Zealand based architecture magazine.
A selection of past art direction work for Black Magazine by Ian Ferguson for Friends of design.
Aim High publishing approached Friends of Design to art direct the latest issue of their magazine; Design Guide. The design template allows for a clean, simple type column grid with lots of white breathing space. Carefully curated image selection, and considered content flow makes for a great coffee table read.
Art Direction & Design for The Hand of Fashion, a digital magazine created by Black Magazine in support of the ITC Ethical Fashion Initative.
Identity, magazine and website re-design, for the New Zealand based contemporary culture magazine.
Art direction and design production of issue #6 of The Design Guide. New Zealand based architecture magazine.
Black Magazine Art Direction and design by Ian Ferguson for Friends of Design.