Seattle Met‘s November cover package describes 26 perfect Saturdays — and not one of them takes place in my office (which is where I’ve spent almost half my Saturdays since moving here). We commissioned Alex Eben Meyer to illustrate the feature and cover:
Here’s a Mudroom page of fake news articles from the future:
This issue has the redesigned folios I mentioned in my last update. In the December issue, we’ll be swapping out one of the fonts.
I also redesigned the Dining Out and On the Town sections for this issue, from the opening page —
–to the listings pages —
My idea was to make the pages much simpler than they were before, and to use color with more restraint and punch.
Here are some pages from my very busy traffic feature — just the opposite of those sections I just redesigned. Adam Nickel handled the spot illustrations:
I spent a couple perfect Saturdays in the office working on that sucker …
And finally, here are some pages from our feature reflecting on the WTO incident from 1999:
That shot of all those overturned newsstands gave me the idea to treat the design like a newspaper. Here’s a detail view: