Spread, a hypothetical magazine, is a smorgasbord of food and design. The magazine serves up food-related design inspiration from commercial to environmental realms while showing how design choices affect perceptions of food—what we buy and where we eat. For Spread’s (partial) pilot issue, I designed a cover, table of contents, two features, and eight departments—each comprising placeholder content and imagery for the purpose of the assignment.

Spread’s clean design is grounded in its strict grid, flavorful color palette, and variety of modern yet rhythmic type styles.
To demonstrate the magazine’s depth, I composed witty department titles covering a wealth of topics ranging from lettering to favorite recipes.
Features are intent on standing out with their warmer background color and graphic title treatments.
Alternate cover
A second cover provides a glimpse into a potential subsequent issue.