For more than 20 years Items has been The Netherlands’ leading magazine on design, craft, architecture and the visual arts. Prompted by an evolving editorial formula, BIS Publishers Amsterdam selected Studio Dumbar to create a new concept for the magazine.
Our approach led to a sharper distinction between regular elements and topical features. We increased the visual impact and editorial significance of imagery, providing space for featured projects to shine. We also gave the magazine an added function as a showcase for new graphic design by introducing new fonts for lead features. Created by Dutch type designers, many of the fonts weren’t commercially available at the time of going to press, maintaining Items’ reputation for showcasing the finest in cutting edge creativity.
The primary typeface is Collis, a rare gem from TEFF. The logo appears to be based on Berthold Caslon Book, with a custom ligature.