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Medium 0

Contributed by Noah Baker on Dec 3rd, 2019. Artwork published in
December 2018
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    Medium 0 is an internal printed publication, self-initiated by Medium’s design team with assistance from the editorial and marketing teams. It was comprised of a handful of the best pieces published on Medium in 2018, representing the broad spectrum of stories that appear on Medium from writers of all types.

    This project came together in just over a week. The two designers worked together to establish a basic grid and typestyles, and then mostly separately to translate the articles from their digital form. In most cases, this meant creating a bespoke feature treatment from scratch as the original articles didn’t have accompanying artwork or display type.

    Lars and an unreleased serif by Kris Sowersby are used for body text throughout. The front and back cover consist of a modified M from Maelstrom, creating an abstract front cover that reveals itself upon opening.

    44pp, oversized newsprint. Design by Noah Baker and Dora Godfrey. Art direction by Ryan Hubbard. Special thanks to Bethany Heck and Renald Louissaint.

    Further documentation by Bethany on heckhouse.com.

    The narrow type in the black ovals is Cardinal Fruit, available from Production Type.
    Medium. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The narrow type in the black ovals is Cardinal Fruit, available from Production Type.

    The narrow type in the black ovals is Cardinal Fruit, available from Production Type.
    Medium. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The X on the left hand page is taken from Breite Fette Antiqua by Forgotten Shapes.

    The narrow type in the black ovals is Cardinal Fruit, available from Production Type.
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    Lonely City, with caption-like snippets set in WiseType’s Monarch.

    The narrow type in the black ovals is Cardinal Fruit, available from Production Type.
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    Justified Compacta Black is paired with Klim’s unreleased serif for a powerful opening page.

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    The narrow type in the black ovals is Cardinal Fruit, available from Production Type.
    Medium. License: All Rights Reserved.

    All-caps Lars is contrasted with Klim’s upcoming Fournier-inspired serif.

    Typefaces

    • Maelstrom
    • Lars
    • Cardinal
    • Breite-Fette Antiqua FSL
    • Monarch (Wise)
    • Compacta

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