Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
As a subscriber to the urbanist zine, Next American City, I was pleased to learn that the journal has won an Ozzie Award from FOLIO for Best Redesign by a Nonprofit. The winning issue (#19) features urban photography by Michael Itkoff and graphic design by Keith Webb and David Senior.
The quarterly magazine includes journalism, editorials and interviews on matters related to city living, including policy and design. And it’s published in one of my favorite American cities, Philadelphia.
With only 20 issues under their green belt, it may be surprising that NAC has already undergone a redesign. The first issues have a more pointedly “graphic” look, with dramatic type and minimal color palettes:
Recent covers have gone more traditional, featuring a strong urban photo and more recessive type.
Either way, I appreciate Next American City‘s mix of advocacy, economy, and culture. It makes my suburban bathroom feel just a bit bigger.— Julia Lupton · 2008-10-04