Weinberg, the magazine of Northwestern University’s college of arts and sciences, just completed a long-overdue redesign. The magazine formerly known as Crosscurrents had not revamped in 14 years, according to editor Rebecca Lindell. Out with the old:
In with the new:
I am a type nerd, so I’m particularly taken with some of what Landesberg Design (which has worked on Dickinson, PittLaw, and Oberlin, as well) is doing with typography:
I particularly like this spread, with the type sinking below the watery horizon:
The eponymous St. Thomas (Brian C. Brown, editor) stole a bit from Denison by starting the cover story on the first inside spread. That story pertains to the odd fact—maybe it’s not statistically odd, but still…—that St. Thomas currently has 32 sets of twins enrolled as undergraduates.
Art director Sara Klomp cleverly carried the pairing theme throughout the magazine’s photography. (I apologize for the crooked scan below. I told you I was in deadline hell.):
Finally , just when I thought I might have seen my last word cloud:
I detest word clouds. But the more I studied Georgetown Law‘s cover, the more clever it became. Take a minute and look at how the type elements are paired. The basic device is a cliche, but I still like this as a cover. Anne Cassidy edits, Brent Futrell directs the design.