Road Grays magazine

Role | Editor & Creative Director

Road Grays magazine

Role | Editor & Creative Director

Road Grays magazine

Role | Editor & Creative Director

Road Grays magazine

Role | Editor & Creative Director

Road Grays is a twice-yearly independent print magazine about baseball. I created it as a way to apply my publication expertise to a topic that’s been close to my heart since the age of six—and it’s proving to be a great opportunity to combine my interests in art direction, editing, writing, and entrepreneurship.

In addition to the art direction and design, I also developed the editorial tone and strategy, and edited the first issue. Our goal is to tell great nonfiction stories, from all eras and levels of the game, that use baseball as a lens through which to see the world.

The design strategy for the first issue was to establish a particular tone: well-structured but playful, with more of a literary sensibility than a typical sports magazine. The typographic palette subtly recalls earlier eras of American design, but its primary goal is to be modern, stylish, and readable, rather than hitting you over the head with faux-vintage signifiers (as is the unfortunate norm in baseball-related design). Similarly, the art direction balances archival imagery with fresh, original illustration, to appeal to fans of the game while situating it in the contemporary indie-magazine world.

Read more and purchase Issue No. 1 at roadgraysmag.com.

Road Grays is a twice-yearly independent print magazine about baseball. I created it as a way to apply my publication expertise to a topic that’s been close to my heart since the age of six—and it’s proving to be a great opportunity to combine my interests in art direction, editing, writing, and entrepreneurship.

The design strategy for the first issue was to establish a particular tone: well-structured but playful, with more of a literary sensibility than a typical sports magazine. The typographic palette subtly recalls earlier eras of American design, but its primary goal is to be modern, stylish, and readable, rather than hitting you over the head with faux-vintage signifiers (as is the unfortunate norm in baseball-related design). Similarly, the art direction balances archival imagery with fresh, original illustration, to appeal to fans of the game while situating it in the contemporary indie-magazine world.

Read more and purchase Issue No. 1 at roadgraysmag.com.

Road Grays is a twice-yearly independent print magazine about baseball. I created it as a way to apply my publication expertise to a topic that’s been close to my heart since the age of six—and it’s proving to be a great opportunity to combine my interests in art direction, editing, writing, and entrepreneurship.

The design strategy for the first issue was to establish a particular tone: well-structured but playful, with more of a literary sensibility than a typical sports magazine. The typographic palette subtly recalls earlier eras of American design, but its primary goal is to be modern, stylish, and readable, rather than hitting you over the head with faux-vintage signifiers (as is the unfortunate norm in baseball-related design). Similarly, the art direction balances archival imagery with fresh, original illustration, to appeal to fans of the game while situating it in the contemporary indie-magazine world.

Read more and purchase Issue No. 1 at roadgraysmag.com.

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