finalist ‘lifestyle’ cover 2009
For their special issue on India, the editors of Departures did extensive research on the visual history of India, and created an inspiration wall that consisted of old posters, fonts, colors, graphics, and illustrations. Finally, they came upon a font that was bold, authentic, and full of energy. The font mirrored how they felt about the new and exciting India they wanted to portray. They designed a collage of type, with words that came from the different stories inside the issue. And for the final touch, a colorful pattern illustration was placed inside the letters.