For this issue, I had the privilege of collaborating with my good friend (and one of my personal favorite designers), Matt Jones.
The magazine serves as a place for some of the church's longer-form written content (the first half of the publication) to live alongside guest information (the second half). Before I joined the process, their team selected "Harvest" as the theme for Issue #8, and I began designing around that theme. Matt designed the covers, ads, and the guest side of the magazine while I worked on the editorial side.
Under Matt's art direction, we selected a wide and bold weight of Druk from Commercial Type for headlines, and Sectra from Grilli Type formed a copy foundation along with Parachute's cut of DIN for small elements. I added contrast to Druk's width by introducing a compressed weight of an ITC classic, Compacta, in some headlines, along with sprinkling other type choices into spreads to add to the atmosphere of articles.
In any layout project of this nature, my goal is to support the copy with design. In this case, I had great, impactful copy to work with and was able to build an authentic visual language around it while reinforcing the already great design work Jesus Culture Sacramento was doing. Their team is always a joy to work with and I loved getting to have a hand in this process.
To finish out the editorial side of the magazine, I pulled some data into a miniature version of an annual report: