These are editorial proposals for the second issue of my ILM (Intellectual Lifestyle Magazine). The main focus of this proposal was to showcase a new Arabic, display typeface I had developed.
This issue of ILM would explore a conflict (for example, Israel - Palestine) with the same rigorous, academic investigation as before with the topic of hijaab. Given how this publication breaks down an issue, I thought it would be interesting to further reflect this unique “journalism” in the design and aesthetic by opening every new article profiling an individual “involved” in the conflict with the initials of their name (in Arabic).
As well as an overview and history of the politics, geography and population of the region, the magazine would engage the issue on a grass roots level, conducting in-depth interviews with leading members of governmental, political and militant factions on both sides to gauge how the situation has been affected by those leading the charge on various fronts and more importantly, individuals of all ages and backgrounds who make up the rich population of this comparatively, small geography – to introduce the perspective of those whose lives are affected by the decisions of their respective leaders or leaders of nations around the world.
Expect more design development for ILM based on this theme very soon :)
Editorial design / Arabic type: