The joint magazine of the Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Dortmund and the Diakonisches Werk Dortmund und Lünen has the programmatic title Mensch, (with comma). The subtitle translates to “reportages from diaconia and church in Dortmund.” And that’s what this annual magazine is all about: up-close photo reports on the people who work for the local diaconia and church, their work, and their projects – as well as the people who they’re working with.
The magazine thrives on large-format, ‘humane’ images and contemporary typography. The two different fonts used for emphasis are striking. On the one hand, a wide, warm-looking typeface for sublines and quotations. The Mensch, wordmark was also derived from it. On the other hand, there is a condensed headline font that can stretch out to become really tall. The typeface choice references classic reportage magazines.