Designing the Yale Literary Magazine, an undergraduate student publication of literature and art, was an exercise in freedom and limitations. Without any theme unifying the contents, or consequent creative brief from the editorial board, I was given full artistic reign. I therefore made a somewhat arbitrary decision. I had always loved the film noir aesthetic; what would that look like in print format? I gave myself a few parameters: black and white, three typefaces, photography only. To create a sense of drama, I focused on contrasts: between typefaces, between font sizes, and of course, between black and white.

Materials: print
Role: designer. All content, printing, and binding executed by others.


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