Live Magazine is an independent editorial project. For each issue, Frontier assembles a team of editors, writers, photographers, and illustrators to give readers insight into an event’s most powerful ideas and conversations. In addition to the editorial team, a group of designers engage with attendees through on-site workshop activities, interviews, and conversations, while also producing limited-run takeaways that reflect discussions of the day.
The first issue was held at DesignThinkers 2018 in Toronto. The 68-page magazine featured original works by 17 contributors, and included works on Jessica Hische, Michael Bierut, Forest Young, and Bonnie Siegler, among others.
Gimlet (Display Condensed and Text) is primarily used throughout the magazine. Designed by David Johnathan Ross, Gimlet was chosen for its flexibility and energetic tone, to match the experimental and fast-paced nature of the magazine. Nimbus Sans (URW’s version of Helvetica) is used in Regular and Extended widths as a complementary sans serif.