Deep Dives. Cold Facts. Pointed Commentary.
The Narwhal is a team of investigative journalists, who dive deep to tell stories about Canada’s natural environment you can’t find anywhere else, following two rules, 1) Follow the facts. 2) Tell it like it is. Tired of false dichotomies and business-as-usual perspectives, The Narwhal doesn’t shy about the fact that Canada’s greatest assets are the people, the lakes, the rivers, the forests. The Narwhal tells stories Canada’s big news outlets miss and hustle to help their readers make sense of complex, sometimes downright messy issues.
Shortly before their one year anniversary as an online publictaion, The Narwhal reached out to me to design a printed magazine, showing off some of the best articles from the past year. The magazine already had some great branding and a strong visual website and type hierarchy, from which I had a chance to draw a lot of inspiration for the printed issue. The Narwhal's main colours, black, grey and red, are predominantly featured in the design, with the occasional full-colour spread. While the magazine follows a strict, consistent grid, there is a lot of room for play within it, every article feeling cohesive, yet interesting and exciting as you flip through the pages and soak in all the information and stunning photography.
To learn more about The Narwhal visit their website here, www.thenarwhal.ca.