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Emergence Magazine Vol. 1, 2019

Contributed by Lucas Descroix on Oct 15th, 2019. Artwork published in
June 2019
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    Emergence Magazine Vol. 1, 2019 1
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    Emergence Magazine is a quarterly online publication with an annual printed edition. Each issue features a theme explored through innovative digital media as well as the written word.

    Designed with the same aesthetic and interactive sensibility as their online presence, the print magazine is filled with stories, along with URLs that direct you to films, multimedia experiences, and companion podcasts that feature author-narrated versions of all the essays.

    Our inaugural print edition is a collection of essays, poems, adapted multimedia stories, and photo essays from our first four issues. Tactile and intimate, this edition spans 296 color-filled pages and six different textures of paper—inviting you to slow down and enjoy these stories over time.

    Studio Airport, also responsible for the design of the magazine website, did a very nice job with the layout and art direction. The magazine is transformed into a lively ecosystem by skilfully juggling with colours, papers and typefaces, to the point of pairing romans and italics from different families (Monotype’s Italian Old Style with the not yet released Fragen Italic, or Rosart with GT Super Italic). Which is kind of uncommon, and surprisingly charming!

    A title page set in Fragen Light Italic, with name of the author in GT America. On the next spread, the lead paragraph is set in Italian Old Style and the (blurry) text in Rosart, with folio in GT America.
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    A title page set in Fragen Light Italic, with name of the author in GT America. On the next spread, the lead paragraph is set in Italian Old Style and the (blurry) text in Rosart, with folio in GT America.

    Chapter introductions are, for most, set in Italian Old Style, with Fragen Italic for the name of the featured artist/writer. Folio set in Rosart, running title in GT America.
    Photo: Lucas Descroix. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Chapter introductions are, for most, set in Italian Old Style, with Fragen Italic for the name of the featured artist/writer. Folio set in Rosart, running title in GT America.

    Another example of chapter introduction combining Italian Old Style and Fragen Italic. Folio and running title set in GT America.
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    Another example of chapter introduction combining Italian Old Style and Fragen Italic. Folio and running title set in GT America.

    Several spreads, showing a variety of layouts, colors and papers.
    Photo: Lucas Descroix. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Several spreads, showing a variety of layouts, colors and papers.

    Article set in Rosart and GT Super Italic, printed in grey paper.
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    Article set in Rosart and GT Super Italic, printed in grey paper.

    Interview set in GT America for the initials, Pica for the questions and Rosart for the answers. Printed on grey paper.
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    Interview set in GT America for the initials, Pica for the questions and Rosart for the answers. Printed on grey paper.

    Folio set in GT America. Printed on glossy paper.
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    Folio set in GT America. Printed on glossy paper.

    Text set in Rosart and GT America, with pull quote set in Fragen Italic. Printed in two Pantone spot colors, blue and red.
    Photo: Lucas Descroix. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Text set in Rosart and GT America, with pull quote set in Fragen Italic. Printed in two Pantone spot colors, blue and red.

    Folio and title set in Pica. Small page on white paper, set in GT America
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    Folio and title set in Pica. Small page on white paper, set in GT America

    Typefaces

    • Windsor
    • Monotype Italian Old Style
    • Fragen
    • Rosart (Camelot)
    • Pitch
    • Pica
    • GT America
    • GT Super Text

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