New Work: Beauty Inc. Redesign

The new issue of Beauty Inc. is out today, completing a redesign trifecta of the Fairchild print products (Footwear News and WWD relaunched earlier this year). The Beauty Inc. update features a new type palette starring Commercial Type's unreleased Chiswick Sans and the Font Bureau's Benton Sans.

 Unilever President Alan Jope, photographed by Jude Edginton.

Unilever President Alan Jope, photographed by Jude Edginton.

 Front-of-book opener, photographed by Claire Benoist

Front-of-book opener, photographed by Claire Benoist

 Back-of-book data page

Back-of-book data page

New Work: WWD Issue 24

 Illustration by Javier Jaen

Illustration by Javier Jaen

 Raf Simons departs Dior. Layout by Nick Mrozowski

Raf Simons departs Dior. Layout by Nick Mrozowski

 The season's rainbow of suit colors, photographed by Jacob & Carrol. Styled by Alex Badia,  layout by Nick Mrozowski

The season's rainbow of suit colors, photographed by Jacob & Carrol. Styled by Alex Badia,  layout by Nick Mrozowski

 Accessories from Spring's RTW runways, illustrated by Mathilde Cretier, art directed by Nick Mrozowski

Accessories from Spring's RTW runways, illustrated by Mathilde Cretier, art directed by Nick Mrozowski

New Work: WWD Issue 19

Best issue yet. 

 Thom Browne, photographed by Mark Mann. 

Thom Browne, photographed by Mark Mann. 

 Mark is the king of the 4-minute celebrity portrait, but give him 45-minutes and a cooperative subject . . . 

Mark is the king of the 4-minute celebrity portrait, but give him 45-minutes and a cooperative subject . . . 

 Designer sketches for Madonna's upcoming tour. Layout by Nick Mrozowski

Designer sketches for Madonna's upcoming tour. Layout by Nick Mrozowski

 Layout by Gino Chua

Layout by Gino Chua

 Public School, photographed by Peter Ash Lee

Public School, photographed by Peter Ash Lee

 Robbie Myers, editor in chief of Elle. Photographed by Mark Mann

Robbie Myers, editor in chief of Elle. Photographed by Mark Mann

 Layout by Nick Mrozowski

Layout by Nick Mrozowski

New Work: WWD Issue 16

 Thom Browne for Barneys. Photograph by Eli Schmidt

Thom Browne for Barneys. Photograph by Eli Schmidt

 Special package for Hong Kong-based supply-chain company Luen Thai, art directed by Christa Guerra.

Special package for Hong Kong-based supply-chain company Luen Thai, art directed by Christa Guerra.

 Illustration by Christa Guerra

Illustration by Christa Guerra

New Work: WWD Issue 13

Starting to hit our stride as we approach our first Fashion Week season since launching the weekly magazine last spring . . . 

 Volume photographed by Nyra Lang

Volume photographed by Nyra Lang

 Art direction by Nick Mrozowski 

Art direction by Nick Mrozowski 

 A dialed-in Media People section now featuring portraits by Mark Mann

A dialed-in Media People section now featuring portraits by Mark Mann

WWD Daily Editions (NY and Milan)

Excited to see our second special edition in print this week for New York Men's Fashion Week! Future editions will be published and distributed throughout Fashion Week this fall in NY, London, Milan and Paris. Commercial Type's Dala Prisma is featured in the city labels, and a red 'D' is used in the logo to signify 'Daily'. 

WWD: Issue 6

 Illustration by Javier Munoz. Left to right:  Esquire’s David Granger, Harper Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey, Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Allure’s Linda Wells and InStyle’s Ariel Foxman

Illustration by Javier Munoz. Left to right: Esquire’s David Granger, Harper Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey, Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Allure’s Linda Wells and InStyle’s Ariel Foxman

 Illustration by Javier Munoz

Illustration by Javier Munoz

 Western fashion, photographed by Billy Kidd.

Western fashion, photographed by Billy Kidd.

 Men's trend. Art directed by Nick Mrozowski

Men's trend. Art directed by Nick Mrozowski

 Feature Well opener, illustrated by Matt Murphy

Feature Well opener, illustrated by Matt Murphy

 New swimwear brands, photographed by Emily Hope.

New swimwear brands, photographed by Emily Hope.

 Matthew Beard photographed by Emily Hope.

Matthew Beard photographed by Emily Hope.

 Weekly roundup of the best and worst of social media

Weekly roundup of the best and worst of social media

WWD: Issue 2

A few pages from the second issue of the new weekly WWD . . .

 Beyonce on the red carpet of the Met's annual Costume Gala. Photo by Steve Eichner.

Beyonce on the red carpet of the Met's annual Costume Gala. Photo by Steve Eichner.

 Second spread of the Met Gala package

Second spread of the Met Gala package

 Right-hand-opener to the Feature Well with a nod to the Costume Institute's 'China: Through the Looking Glass' theme. Illustration by Catherine Parr 

Right-hand-opener to the Feature Well with a nod to the Costume Institute's 'China: Through the Looking Glass' theme. Illustration by Catherine Parr 

New Work: 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.

 248 pages! A world record for a weekly?

248 pages! A world record for a weekly?

 Alexander Wang on cover A of a split-run. Photograph by Nigel Parry.

Alexander Wang on cover A of a split-run. Photograph by Nigel Parry.

 Triple gatefold A, featuring Wang, Proenza Schouler and Chitose Abe.  Photography by Nigel Parry. The covers were photographed in 6 days and shipped to the printer less than 48 hours after the final shoot was complete, which meant making selects immediately after each session and hoping they'd all fit together nicely in a triptych at the end (I also did not know who'd be on the cover other than Wang). 

Triple gatefold A, featuring Wang, Proenza Schouler and Chitose Abe. Photography by Nigel Parry. The covers were photographed in 6 days and shipped to the printer less than 48 hours after the final shoot was complete, which meant making selects immediately after each session and hoping they'd all fit together nicely in a triptych at the end (I also did not know who'd be on the cover other than Wang). 

 Triple gatefold B, featuring The Row, Christopher Kane and J.W. Anderson. Photography by Nigel Parry.

Triple gatefold B, featuring The Row, Christopher Kane and J.W. Anderson. Photography by Nigel Parry.

 WWD 6 Package opener. Type set in Chiswick and Dala Moa, both from Commercial Type.

WWD 6 Package opener. Type set in Chiswick and Dala Moa, both from Commercial Type.

 Each of the WWD 6 was given 3 spreads which included a B&W portrait on opener, a portrait with model on the first turn, and the model wearing a second look for the last page. 

Each of the WWD 6 was given 3 spreads which included a B&W portrait on opener, a portrait with model on the first turn, and the model wearing a second look for the last page. 

 First turn page of the Proenza Schouler profile.

First turn page of the Proenza Schouler profile.

 Harleth Kuusik photographed by Nigel Parry, my favorite image of the relaunch issue. We got a better shadow with Harleth's head in profile facing the gutter, but I love this pose and glance. 

Harleth Kuusik photographed by Nigel Parry, my favorite image of the relaunch issue. We got a better shadow with Harleth's head in profile facing the gutter, but I love this pose and glance. 

 Fashion feature, photographed by Billy Kidd. 

Fashion feature, photographed by Billy Kidd. 

 Fashion feature, photographed by Takay

Fashion feature, photographed by Takay

 The front-of-book is divided into 6 verticals: Fashion, Beauty, Retail, Markets, Accessories and Men's. 

The front-of-book is divided into 6 verticals: Fashion, Beauty, Retail, Markets, Accessories and Men's. 

 Men's Agenda featuring Jim Parkinson's brilliant M logo, originally drawn for M magazine (ahem, before the NYT's switched to a similar logo for T:Style. 

Men's Agenda featuring Jim Parkinson's brilliant M logo, originally drawn for M magazine (ahem, before the NYT's switched to a similar logo for T:Style. 

 Agenda Markets opener, illustration by Giacomo Gambineri

Agenda Markets opener, illustration by Giacomo Gambineri

 A page from Beauty Agenda

A page from Beauty Agenda

 First spread of Viewfinder, a weekly photo essay. 

First spread of Viewfinder, a weekly photo essay. 

 They Are Wearing, a weekly roundup of street style around the globe

They Are Wearing, a weekly roundup of street style around the globe

 Report Card, weekly hits and misses from men and women in the news. The full type palette is on display here, from Chiswick, Forma, Publico and Dala Moa.

Report Card, weekly hits and misses from men and women in the news. The full type palette is on display here, from Chiswick, Forma, Publico and Dala Moa.

 An illustrated right-hand-opener welcomes the reader to the feature well and resets the pacing

An illustrated right-hand-opener welcomes the reader to the feature well and resets the pacing

New Work: AwardsLine & Footwear News

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 . . .

  Manolo Blahnik, o riginally slated to be the relaunch cover story until Vince Camuto passed a day before shipping files to the printer. 

Manolo Blahnik, originally slated to be the relaunch cover story until Vince Camuto passed a day before shipping files to the printer. 

 Eddie Redmayne photographed by Mark Mann

Eddie Redmayne photographed by Mark Mann

 Oscar portfolio opener. Benedict Cumberbatch photographed by Mark Mann.

Oscar portfolio opener. Benedict Cumberbatch photographed by Mark Mann.

 Keira Knightley photographed by Mark Mann. 

Keira Knightley photographed by Mark Mann. 

New Work: Footwear News

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. 

 The cover featuring Finch Condensed and Benton Sans Condensed, anchored by a scaled-up logo set center.

The cover featuring Finch Condensed and Benton Sans Condensed, anchored by a scaled-up logo set center.

 Top 20 feature opener

Top 20 feature opener

 Top 20 turn-pages

Top 20 turn-pages

 Shoe of the Week, the Marketplace opener. This page posed a problem during production in that my concept for the page called for an image of a shoe photographed in an environment, but we only had a shoe on white. I thought I might be able to fake a background using animal print, but did one better when I stumbled upon this stock image giraffe. Turned out to be my favorite page of the issue! 

Shoe of the Week, the Marketplace opener. This page posed a problem during production in that my concept for the page called for an image of a shoe photographed in an environment, but we only had a shoe on white. I thought I might be able to fake a background using animal print, but did one better when I stumbled upon this stock image giraffe. Turned out to be my favorite page of the issue! 

 Back-of-book dept.

Back-of-book dept.