I REDESIGNED THE CHRISTIAN CHRONICLE…well, about 10 years ago. I’ve always been delighted with the care and attention the staff there has given to the design. Over the years, there’s been nurturing and evolution—and still steady adherence to the basics of the design.
Erik Tryggestad sends along the note below. His pages—with some comments from Ed—follow. As Erik’s note indicates, these pages are from the centerspread of The Christian Chronicle, a tab publication. He’s taken the spread and turned it sideways to create a vertical design—an approach you can use occasionally in a tab without upsetting your readers.
FROM ERIK: Wanted to share a bit of what I’ve been doing for a series The Christian Chronicle launched last year — “Global South.” We’re trying to show our readers that the “epicenters”of Christianity have moved away from the U.S. Now the parts of the world where we really see church growth include Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
As part of my quest to get our readers to look at the world in a different way, I’ve taken our traditional middle pages (the centerspread) and turned it sideways. The inspiration for the design of these map pages was the travel guides produced by DK.
Including a few PDFS for your perusal.
FROM ED: Very nice! The maps bring perspective to these packages and certainly add visual impact. I’m especially delighted that there seems to be a natural continuity and consistency from one package to the next. My only question: How come the map of India doesn’t have the topgraphical features like the other two? Regardless, I’d give this effort a strong A. Thanks for sharing this with us.
How about the rest of you? Is Ed being too kind? Not enthusiastic enough? Please share hour thoughts with Erik.