The Narwhal

layout, print

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.

The Narwhal Magazine Cover Photography by Jeremy Koreski | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, Table Of Contents for print layout design | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine Editors Note | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine typography quote style, photography by Jayce Hawkins | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine The Caribou Guardians Article Layout Design, photography by Jayce Hawkins | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine The Caribou Guardians editorial design, photography by Jayce Hawkins | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine new article Intro Page, editorial design, the Canadian mining boom you've never seen before, photography by Garth Lenz | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine photo essay layout design, the Canadian mining boom you've never seen before, photography by Garth Lenz | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine photo essay editorial design, the Canadian mining boom you've never seen before, photography by Garth Lenz | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine full-bleed, full spread photography, the Canadian mining boom you've never seen before, photography by Garth Lenz | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, article intro page, typographic hierarchy, Life After Coal, photography by Amber Bracken  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, editorial layout design, Life After Coal, photography by Amber Bracken  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, editorial layout design, Life After Coal, photography by Amber Bracken  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, photoessay introduction editorial layout design, Indigenous Guardians Reclaim the Land, photography by Pat Kane  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, photoessay editorial layout design, Indigenous Guardians Reclaim the Land, photography by Pat Kane  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, photoessay collage editorial layout design, Indigenous Guardians Reclaim the Land, photography by Pat Kane  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, full-colour red introduction spread, editorial design, The Lost Summer | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, layout print design, The Lost Summer | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, pull-quote design, Inuit dogsled racing is running out of time, photography by Darren Calabrese   | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, photo essay introduction page, editorial print design, Wood Buffalo: Canada's largest national park and its people in peril, photos by Louis Bockner  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, photo essay editorial print design, Wood Buffalo: Canada's largest national park and its people in peril, photos by Louis Bockner | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, photo essay editorial print design, Wood Buffalo: Canada's largest national park and its people in peril, photos by Louis Bockner  | www.alicia-carvalho.com
The Narwhal Magazine, editorial and layout print design, back cover photo by Matt Jaques | www.alicia-carvalho.com

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