As an Art Director for NYLON magazine, one of my tasks was to oversee NYLON Guys - the men’s magazine counterpart to the female-centric flagship NYLON title. I was given a lot of creative freedom by founder Marvin Scott Jarrett to really push the design and typography style of this magazine. I focused on using a lot of handmade elements - for example, on one layout I created and cut out a stencil, and then spray painted letters making the headline “Order of the Phoenix”. For others, I used a lot of found type and scanned them in, rearranging existing typography to form something new.
Along with photo director Stephen Walker, we created a photographic style that felt energetic and bright, and we closely directed top photographers - such as Kenneth Cappello and Valerie Phillips - to make sure they conveyed the vitality we wanted.