The Mother Journal is an independent publication on the personal experiences of women in motherhood.
A quarterly publication that celebrates the beauty, the complicated and the surprising aspects of being a mother. It goes beyond their role as parents, recedes from the didactic and paternal tone, and approaches the literary and personal life of women.
Each magazine edition covers three subjects which are interpreted by the union between a writer and an artist. It also features articles, essays, stories, trips, recipes, interviews and anecdotes that focus on the role of these women while avoiding parenting advice, education and children in general, therefore becoming a completely unique magazine. The size of the magazine is designed so that it is easy to carry in a handbag. The publication contains three features and two inserts in the centerfold: a poster for children and a short novel for the mother.
With The Mother Journal Lorena Manhães elegantly navigates history, combining a distinctly classical typographical pathos with a modern, vivid layout. Sabon pulls most of the weight, giving everything from titling to body text a proud, warm tone. We also see Gill Sans at its prime, often set widely tracked in generous captions.