After developing an identity and website for Hacking Finance, we were tasked with art directing and designing the editorial platform’s inaugural print magazine.
The publication marries the brand’s eclectic identity and art direction with a mix of crisp typography and hand lettering and swashes. Executed across a reader-style format, the design speaks to those outside of the traditional fintech audience yet remains approachable to those within it.
The issue includes contributions by Ian Bogost, Khary Septh, Amy Brilland others, with stories about the intersection of skateboarding and capitalism; VC cult hero, Carlota Perez; intergalactic commerce; and much more—featuring original illustration and photography commissioned by our team.
In keeping with the visual identity we established for Hacking Finance, pattern and color play a crucial role throughout the magazine, offsetting each article while creating a lively reading experience that stands out from other financial publications.
Editors: Leslie Campisi, Riki Shepley, Sarah J. Robbins
Contrib. Photographers: Ana Cuba, Pippa Drummond, Lucy Alex Mac, Maganga Mwagogo, Eric Ruby
Artists: Cynthia Alfonso, Neven Allgeier, Rebecca Bartoshesky, Erik Carter, Domitille Collardey, Langdon Graves, Max Guther, Ram Han, Alexander Harrison, Na Kim, Sean Suchara, Sucuk und Bratwurst, Frank Zadlo
Printed by Oftset Yapimevi
Junior designers: Elisé Rigollet, Sean Suchara