The Outpost Magazine

Launched in Lebanon in 2012, The Outpost is a magazine of possibilities. It identifies, understands and analyzes the conflicts, morals, energies and opportunities of a changing Arab world and lays down potential roads ahead. It aims to ignite a socio-cultural renaissance in the Arab world by inspiring its readers to explore a world of possibilities. Working with an international network of contributors, we launched an ambitious and innovative magazine and designed its first three issues.

Our approach was focused on a journalistic perspective. We developed a grid system based on four different types of articles, which allowed us to distribute the elements of every page in a tidy and organized way, while still being able to play with blank spaces and big images. Content is supported by large infographics and illustrations.

For the three main sections we created a system (visible on the top spine) that helps the reader to navigate through the pages. We also developed a color-coded system for the cover and opening section, which was printed in monochrome and on a different kind of paper. 

Year: 2012
Art Direction & Design: Gema Navarro, Santos Henarejos
Typographies: Leitura, National
Illustrations: Romualdo Faura, Argijale
Award: Silver Laus Award 2014
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