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Dot magazine by Double Decker, Vol. 1

Contributed by Marçal Prats on Dec 11th, 2019. Artwork published in
May 2019
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    Cover composition
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    Cover composition

    Dot is an art magazine that serves as a platform to explore ideas and to showcase talent. Being a self-published art magazine by London’s Double Decker curating and design studio, it already had some branding and identity choices made before it started, such as the use of DIN Next for body copy and the use of black and white contrast, or using large white spaces in the layout of content.

    DIN Next is paired with DD dot, a bespoke display typeface that reimagines Herbert Bayer’s avant-garde Universal typeface (1925). I designed the font in Adobe Illustrator and used Fontself Maker to generate and export the fonts. For me, it was the first time that I decided to design a complete display font. Previously I had only designed single letters as part of the logo development process. Designing your own typeface for an art magazine was a logical decision as it brings a unique character to the publication.

    Design by Marçal Prats
    Curated by Double Decker
    Editorial by Harry McKinley

    Dot magazine cover
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    Dot magazine cover

    Dot magazine index spread
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    Dot magazine index spread

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    Dot magazine Bauhaus featured spread
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    Dot magazine Bauhaus featured spread

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    DD Dot close up
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    DD Dot close up

    DD Dot close up
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    DD Dot close up

    DD Dot close up
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    DD Dot close up

    DD Dot close up
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    DD Dot close up

    DD dot glyph set
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    DD dot glyph set

    DD dot weights
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    DD dot weights

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