Client:

Magasinet NEO, Sweden

Disciplines:

#lettering #coverdesign #graphicdesign #illustration

Usage:

#magazinecover

Lettering cover for Magasinet NEO

Lettering cover for Magasinet NEO

Client:

Magasinet NEO, Sweden

Disciplines:

#lettering #coverdesign #graphicdesign #illustration

Usage:

#magazinecover

Challenge

Lina Högberg, Art Director at Magasinet NEO, wanted a hand-drawn design for the cover of their magazine.

Solution

After initial discussions I was given pretty much free hands to create a totally hand-drawn typographic cover. My initial focus was to find a suitable style. I researched a lot to find the right type of lettering and the effects that I wanted. The chosen lettering style suited the vision of the magazine and also has a subtle familiarity to the NEO logotype. I started drawing the main headline. Next step was to find a good layout and create the hierarchy between the main headline, its subheading and the smaller headlines. To avoid the cover to be cluttered I used four fixed sizes of letters. I also added some suitable illustrative elements to fill the blanks in the cover. To highlight the main headline even more I added shadows, et c.

Lina came up with a rough colour scheme that I implemented. The background has a subtle gradient and a combination of different textures in order to give it more depth. All type was initially hand-drawn by pencil and then refined digitally. For the printed cover the headlines are covered with UV varnish.

Result

This issue of Magasinet NEO sold 10% more than the magazine´s average.

Sketches for Magasinet NEOSketches for Magasinet NEOPrinted lettering cover for Magasinet NEO

I really recommend Björn. He created a lovely cover illustration with hand-drawn typography. Björn delivered great work, right on time. I suggest you go hire him!”

Lina Högberg,
Art Director at Magasinet NEO

Printed lettering for Magasinet NEO
Printed lettering for Magasinet NEO
Printed lettering for Magasinet NEO
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