Live Magazine is an independent editorial project. For each issue, Frontier assembles a team of editors, writers, photographers, and illustrators to give readers insight into an event’s most powerful ideas and conversations. In addition to the editorial team, a group of designers engage with attendees through on-site workshop activities, interviews, and conversations, while also producing limited-run takeaways that reflect discussions of the day.
This issue was created at DesignThinkers 2019 in Toronto. The 72-page magazine features original works by fourteen contributors, and included articles on the evolution of Toronto’s design community, on moving past the design canon, on starting a side business as a designer, on corporate branding and the type-design industry, and on managing your work and yourself. It includes interviews with and quotes from such designers as Bruce Mau, Cey Adams, Verònica Fuerte (Hey Studio), Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth of Order, Adam J. Kurtz, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Natasha Jen, and others.
Gimlet (Display Condensed and Text) is primarily used throughout the magazine. Designed by David Jonathan Ross, Gimlet was chosen for its flexibility and energetic tone, to match the experimental and fast-paced nature of the magazine. Nimbus Sans (URW’s version of Helvetica) is used in Regular and Extended widths as a complementary sans serif.