A few pages from the second issue of the new weekly WWD . . .
I'm honored to have been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform Women's Wear Daily — the Bible of the Fashion Industry — into a weekly magazine, now simply referred to as WWD. The first issue is a 248-page brick, cranked out in a week by a stellar design dept consisting of Nick Mrozowski, Geraldson Chua, Robyn Boehler and Jewelyn Butron. The cover story — The WWD Six — was photographed over 6 days and 3 continents by Nigel Parry.
Landed in New York earlier this week to find the new issue of Footwear News waiting for me, then returned to L.A. to find the new issue of AwardsLine. It's all a blur at this point . . .
The first redesigned issue of Footwear News is out today, completing a project that began with the launch of footwearnews.com last month (see earlier post below). The print and digital products are linked visually by a consistent type palette featuring Finch and Benton Sans (Font Bureau/WebType) and a minimal color palette of teal and red.
My redesign of FootwearNews.com went live today, my first project for Fairchild Fashion Media since Jay Penske acquired the group from Conde Nast last August. The new design is image-focused and features an entirely new type palette for the brand anchored by David Jonathan Ross's new serif Finch (WebType). The redesign of the weekly print magazine follows next month!
Somehow finding time to kick out issues of AwardsLine these past few weeks while working on a number of redesign projects in New York.
Nothing cures an upset stomach like buttermilk pancakes at the Four Seasons. Hurray for film junkets! Mark Mann flew in to LA to photograph Reese for an upcoming AwardsLine cover and to brag about purchasing a new top of the line Leica camera.