I was recently commissioned to update the design for Transmitter magazine, a high-quality free publication for and about the Crystal Palace area of London.
The Transmitter team weren't looking for a complete redesign, but wanted to tidy up the format and typography, while also having the flexibility to allow larger features to have a more bespoke design so that they could stand out within the magazine. The aim was to provide a smart, consistent, good-looking format that could be easily and creatively applied to each issue, building a familiar style but with each issue making its own mark as a one-off.
I looked at the grid structure, and provided a repeatable format for the regular features. On each issue I then work with the editorial team to provide bespoke designs for the main features and the cover. I then complete the artwork and prepare the magazine for print. I also helped to redefine the print spec, and with some simple changes to size and format, helped the team make a significant saving on their print bill without any noticeable loss of quality or content.
On this issue we used an original illustration on the cover and on some of the articles. The illustrations were created by Karin Dahlbacka (www.karindahlbacka.com
), a Finnish illustrator, and Palace local. Karin's style really worked with the winter theme of this issue.
As a local, I'm a big supporter of this great little publication, which really fulfils its brief to provide residents with interesting articles and information, and in a very stylish, readable format.I look forward to working on subsequent issues.
Transmitter Magazine: 64pp, 169 x 248mm