Stern (“Star”) is Germany’s most widely read magazine and one of the world’s best newsweeklies, balancing in-depth journalism about current events with arts, entertainment and lifestyle reporting, all accompanied by extraordinary photography. Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and team have collaborated with Stern on a redesign that updates the look and feel of the magazine for a modern audience. Hayman worked closely with the magazine’s editor-in-chief Dominik Wichmann and art director Johannes Erler to develop the format.
Every year the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) celebrates the best in editorial design in print and digital media in its annual design competition, the SPD Awards. The winning designers, photographers, illustrators and journalists are feted at the SPD Awards Gala and have their work published in the SPD Annual. Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and Regan Johnson have designed the latest Annual, SPD 47, honoring the best of 2011. Hayman co-chaired the print portion of the competition with Jeremy Leslie of MagCulture and Richard Turley of Bloomberg Businessweek.
New York is currently celebrating its second Archtober, the annual month-long celebration of architecture and design that takes place during October. The festival presents conferences, lectures, tours, exhibitions, films and other events that focus on the importance of architecture and the built environment in New York. Participating organizations and events include the AIA, the Cooper-Hewitt, the Museum of Arts and Design, Open House New York, the Architecture & Design Film Festival, the Designers & Books Fair, Bring to Light, and many more.
Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and his team have created the graphics for this year’s festival, building on the identity they created for last year’s Archtober. The identity features a yellow frame that suggests a box on a calendar or a space on an architectural plan. The second Archtober falls in 2012, and this year’s graphics add the shapes of a number “2” to the mix, along with the color blue.
Let’s get ready to rumble! For the September issue of The Atlantic, on newsstands today, Pentagram staged the Fight of the Century—or at least the next four years—between presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Luke Hayman and his team collaborated with the renowned lookalike photographer Alison Jackson to mount the bout at the iconic Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. The photos accompany “Slugfest,” a cover story by James Fallows about the upcoming presidential debates. The brawling President Obama and presumed Republican nominee Romney illustrate the increasing brutality of the discourse in today’s polarized political world.
The September issue is the latest in a series Hayman has art directed for The Atlantic over the past year, following our redesign of the magazine in 2008.
Design for schools, colleges and universities is one of our specialties, and we’re pleased to announce that several of our projects in this area have been honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in its 2012 Circle of Excellence Awards. CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and their departments in alumni relations, communications, development and marketing.
DJ Stout and his team at Pentagram Austin received several awards in the Excellence in Design section of the competition for their work for Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The design of LMU Magazine received a Gold in the Periodicals category, and the magazine’s “Space Invader” cover, seen above, took a bronze in the Covers category. A yearbook designed by Stout and his team for LMU’s Centennial received a Gold in the Multi-Page Publications category.
Denison Magazine, the magazine of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, won a Gold in the Periodicals category; the magazine’s format was designed by Stout in 2005 and is currently overseen by Pentagram alum Erin Mayes. The design of Dornsife Life, the magazine of USC Dornsife College in Los Angeles, also received a Bronze in the Periodicals category.
The University of Chicago Magazine, recently redesigned by Luke Hayman, received the competition’s prestigious Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year Award, the highest commendation in university magazines.
Thanks to all our designers, clients and teams for their fantastic work!
Perhaps more than any other magazines, alumni publications target highly specific audiences––readers with a shared personal experience of a school––yet beyond insignia and colors, many of these institutional publications appear interchangeable. Luke Hayman has redesigned The University of Chicago Magazine, the school’s alumni magazine, in an elegant new format that uniquely reflects the U of C’s distinct sensibility and long tradition of academic scholarship and intellectualism.
Hayman and his team worked closely with the magazine’s editors to recalibrate the look of the magazine. The new format feels smart and literary––it’s designed to be read––and makes the magazine seem less ephemeral and more like an object to be kept. Readers love the new design, and the magazine has just won the prestigious Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in its 2012 Circle of Excellence Awards.
Travel + Leisure is one of the world’s top travel magazines, inspiring a readership of over 5 million with a unique, lively mix of travelogue and useful information. Published by American Express, the magazine is recognized for its stylish photography and smart writing. Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and team have redesigned Travel + Leisure with a dynamic new format that matches the magazine’s chic, sophisticated tone. The redesign launches with the June issue, on newsstands now.
Founded in 1754, Columbia University is the fifth oldest school in the United States, a distinguished member of the Ivy League and one of the world’s most innovative research universities. It is also one of New York’s principal institutions—recognized in its official name, Columbia University in the City of New York—with a 27-acre urban campus in Morningside Heights that is home to nearly all the university’s undergraduate student body and comprises a kind of “college town” in the city. At the same time signature Columbia programs like the World Leaders Forum and a growing network of Global Centers look beyond New York.
Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and team have developed a comprehensive program of admissions materials for the university. The program is designed to help position Columbia as forward-looking and contemporary––less as a tradition-bound Ivy League school and more as a dynamic, modern university and vibrant academic community within the larger fabric of the city.
Working closely with Columbia’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the designers created a coordinated system of books and brochures that presents a cohesive but varied portrait of the school. The pieces range from a viewbook for prospective students to a welcome brochure for incoming freshmen to booklets for specific programs in engineering and science.
Pentagram congratulates its client Punch Media on the recent launch of Punch!, the “first-ever satirical app” designed for the iPad. Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and his team collaborated on a prototype for the app, which encourages users to “play with pop culture” in witty interactive features that poke fun at current events in entertainment, politics and celebrity––both high and low. The app is available as a free download from the App Store.
Conceived for the iPad, Punch is innovative in the way it mixes the qualities of mobile games––sound, motion––with original editorial content. Unlike other magazine apps, the content does not start in the print environment, but is conceived for its native medium of the iPad. Punch! features incorporate web applications like YouTube and Google Maps, and encourages sharing via social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.