Medium 0 is an internal printed publication, self-initiated by Medium’s design team with assistance from the editorial and marketing teams. It was comprised of a handful of the best pieces published on Medium in 2018, representing the broad spectrum of stories that appear on Medium from writers of all types.
This project came together in just over a week. The two designers worked together to establish a basic grid and typestyles, and then mostly separately to translate the articles from their digital form. In most cases, this meant creating a bespoke feature treatment from scratch as the original articles didn’t have accompanying artwork or display type.
Lars and an unreleased serif by Kris Sowersby are used for body text throughout. The front and back cover consist of a modified M from Maelstrom, creating an abstract front cover that reveals itself upon opening.