This assignment was for Information and Publishing Design Systems. We were tasked with creating a print and digital publication as an exploration of how systems can be robust and defined enough to allow for a variety of content as well as utilizing the affordances of the medium they are consumed in. We began first with the print publication and then moved into the digital publication. The digital publication was used in the now deprecated Digital Publishing Suite as part of Adobe InDesign.
I began with an interest in food and how a food changes as it travels from culture to culture. This began when I first found out that Chicken Parmesan is actually an American creation, in Italy they mainly just use eggplant. From that interested, I searched for articles that could possible fit into the magazine I was creating. From there I explored possible type treatments that would be associated with a food magazine. This took me looking at a variety of current magazines on the rack as well conceptually think about who the reader would be. William Sonoma and Home & Garden were two of the many magazines that I took inspiration from. Below are my explorations in look and feel and as well as layout.