Taylor magazine is a monthly publication for the curious, creative, the young and young at heart. The primarily Australian readership is men and women aged 16 - 35 mostly in Australia.
The Image for the front cover was made by bringing different elements together that represent the magazine’s content to form an illustration. The left-hand side skull is an illustration I did in pen. I scanned the drawing in and used halftone dots and some other Photoshop effects. These effects stylised the image so that it represented CMYK printing which is a reference to James Jeans' comic book work. The bunny teddy head and brains are from a photo I took and arranged to represent Luke Chueh and the macabre illustrations he produces. The blotch of ink is a design element that brands the magazine and can be seen throughout the publication.
The type on this work is arranged and coloured to help carry over the shape of the skull and to retain some of the symmetry. This cover uses a golden mean grid.
The pages inside Taylor Magazine are created on a modular grid. The branding for the publication is targeting the 16 - 35 year old readership. I created a style that is current and uses a repetition of elements that bring together all pages through a well-rounded design. A black streak of ink is used regularly and square bounding boxes for content add a mosaic-like feel to the spreads and pages. The custom Illustration, spraypaint stencils, and image manipulation of the articles gives the magazine a bespoke vibe.
The typesetting for Taylor Magazine is bounded in two columns and each paragraph is justified with the last line aligned left to help fit in with the square imagery.