Typografie

Typo­graphy
Semester 2, 2020

unMasked: Magazine on the topic "Covid-19"
with Lydia Bindel, Stamatia Galanis, Vanessa Grass, Amalia Gutmann, Friederike Haug and Rosa Heinemann

The second semester typography project was at the beginning a bit overwhelming for my team. The task: design a magazine of 120 pages and an accompanying website. Most of us had never designed anything in this dimension before. On top of that, the first Corona semester was new and unfamiliar to all of us and challenged us anyway.

Hard to believe, but in fact we finally created more than 240 pages, all written and illustrated by ourselves!

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unMasked: print magazine

I'll get straight to the point. Apart from Corona our magazine has no central theme, it is rather to be understood as a collection of most diverse info texts, interviews, columns, lyrical texts and photographic series.

Here's an insight to some pages of the magazine.

Coverlayout: Lydia Bindel
Model: Stamatia Galanis
Photography: Rosa Heinemann
Table of contents

The table of contents clearly shows the range of topics covered by our magazine. The eycatcher of the directory picks up the torn paper look of the cover. We want to show corona "unmasked".

Layout: Antonia Götz
Corona vs. flu

This article can be found at the very beginning of the magazine in the "Info" section. It refutes the myth that Corona is no worse than the flu with some facts and calls for caution.

Layout and text: Antonia Götz
Photography: Lydia Bindel
About invisible high risk patients

A personal comment on another typical Corona phrase: "Only the old die anyway!" This article explains what it is about invisible risk patients whom you can't identify as chronical ill at first sight.

Layout, text, photography: Antonia Götz
Secondary symptom

A latex glove here, a paper mask there - the pandemic also leaves its mark on the floor. Especially in the vicinity of supermarkets in particular, people are increasingly stumbling across the disposable products of the corona crisis. A photo series puts them in the limelight.

Layout: Lydia Bindel
Text: Antonia Götz
Photography: Lydia Bindel, Antonia Götz
Sewing a mask

This tutorial explains in a straightforward step-by-step tutorial how to quickly sew a facemask from fabric scraps in the boredom of lockdown. A self-designed pattern is included in the magazine. It shows that the magazine was created at the beginning of the corona crisis, when medical masks were not yet obligatory.

Layout, text, photography: Antonia Götz
Portraits of Corona

To go along with the mask tutorial, a gallery shows 32 different mouth-nose masks and the people behind them, both medical and homemade.

Layout: Antonia Götz
Photography: Amalia Gutmann, Rosa Heinemann, Antonia Götz and selfies of the shown people
Corona on the move

From justifications of traveling, masks worn incorrectly and empty station­halls: My experience of the situation in public transport.

Layout, text, photography: Antonia Götz
blue hours

Since the course photography was combined with typography, there are also some photo series in the magazine. In this one, the images speak for themselves: it's about monotony, boredom, loneliness - the corona blues. For more pictures from the series just scroll on.

Layout: Antonia Götz
Photography: Antonia Götz
Model: Vanessa Grass
Chamber: a poem

Finally, after the editorial comes one last collaboration. Each team member wrote five lines in a similar style, and together they make a poem. The area indicated with shadows represents a cutout through which the reader can see the text on the next page.

Layout: Friederike Haug
Text: Team
Photography: Rosa Heinemann
Chamber: a poem

Turning the page, the title remains: Chamber. For this special poem, we have also come up with a special layout.

Layout: Friederike Haug
Text: Team
Photography: Rosa Heinemann
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on the left

Photography: Antonia Götz
Model: Vanessa Grass



below

to the left
Photography: Antonia Götz
Model: Rosa Heinemann

in the middle
Photography: Antonia Götz
Model: Vanessa Grass

to the right
Photography: Rosa Heinemann
Model: Antonia Götz
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to the right

Photography: Antonia Götz
Model: Vanessa Grass
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unMasked: digital website

But 240 pages weren't enough. To accompany the magazine, a website was coded and designed using HTML and CSS, presenting a few selected articles in a blog format.

Layout: Team
Code: Vanessa Grass, Friederike Haug and Rosa Heinemann
The homepage consists of various boxes, loosely arranged to provide space for article teasers and accompanying image excerpts.
Great importance was also attached to responsive design. Thus, in addition to a desktop variant, a version for tablet and smartphone was created, in which the menu changes into a drop-down menu.
In the smartphone version, the boxed look is omitted; instead, the articles are lined up one below oneother. This way, our content can also shine in one single column.
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