Modernist Magazine Design Commission 2013
The Modernist is a quarterly magazine published in Manchester about Twentieth Century Architecture & Design.
Each year we will seek a new designer/team to bring a fresh experience to our readers.
Your work at TATE Modern?
As we approach year #3 The Modernist magazine seeks a new voluntary designer/design team to prepare print ready designs for issues no’s. #9 through to #12.
This commission is an excellent opportunity to display your design skills to an audience that has a specialist interest in design. Your work could also hit the magazine shelves at TATE Modern, MAGMA and Foyles as well as a host of specialist design and gallery shops.
The Modernist is entirely published, edited, written and designed by volunteers and has achieved acclaim for its content and design. The magazine is sold across the UK in outlets such as TATE Modern, MAGMA and Foyles as well as internationally in Berlin and Amsterdam (see full list of stockists here). Please note the selected designer/team will also act as volunteers for the duration of the commission.
The winner of the Modernist Magazine Design Commision 2013 will be invited to design four issues of The Modernist, working with editors Jack Hale and Emily Gee alongside the other writing and marketing volunteers on live briefs.
The Selection Panel
Send us a cover and a two page spread..
A: Cover B: Article
Your cover design [A] needs to include all the cover copy as supplied and be designed to the specified format (format, 240mm high x 170 wide).
Your article design [B] (two page spread) needs to include all the article copy and a selection of images as supplied and be designed to the specified format (format, 240mm high x 340mm wide).
We are looking for an outstanding and accomplished cover design that has an inventive concept and clearly places the magazine for its market. The design should be contemporary and yet reflect the modernist design ethos. While all elements of the cover need to work as a cohesive whole, remember that the front cover must be effective on its own and be attention grabbing in the crowded retail magazine market. It also needs to be able to work on screen for digital retailers.
THE EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES is midnight - Sunday 21st JULY 2013.
Entries must supplied in the following format:
Short-listed entrants will be notified in writing by 28thth July 2013.
Successful applicants will be offered to opportunity to designing 4 issues of The Modernist Magazine. Please note this is a voluntary position and will require the commitment of a minimum of two weeks work per issue (4 issues per year) plus approximately two weeks design concept work prior to the first issue. The magazine office is based in Manchester and the selected applicant should be able to attend meetings with the editors i.e. preferably based within commuting distance of Manchester.
All entries must be submitted digitally via a zipped folder by e-mail to editor[at]the-modernist-mag.co.uk