Catch the Vision Magazine (2009)

Project was to design a 48-page annual update for 3ABN. All of the creative work was done in-house.

This was the Silver Anniversary Edition (2009 Edition) of Catch the Vision magazine, an annual report from Three Angels Broadcasting Network. All of the flat silver areas in throughout this magazine were printed in a metallic silver ink, which is not apparent from the preview images below.
I did the graphic design for the magazine single-handedly on a tight deadline. Most or all of the photography was done by others.
The globe represented the three major language networks in the 3ABN family at that time — English, Russian, and Spanish — and also a photo of the leadership.
I designed the section icon (the fountain pen) and all the icons used for the section headings throughout, for this publication.
I created the dot map used in the Worldwide Reach section.
The colors looked better in print, than they do in this preview. The concept for this page was a constellation map, with "25th" made up of stars, each of them named after a significant year in the history of 3ABN, as explained in the copy. Why a constellation map? You could call it creative license, but it basically flowed from the idea of space-time, and how years are tracked by the stars, etc. I created the background (stars and nebula) from scratch.
This section, pages 10-15, covered television production at 3ABN. A "sidebar" in blue on each spread highlighted a specific area or project.
This was one of my favorite section in the magazine, based on how it turned out. Each circle focused on a new or popular series from 3ABN's various TV networks.  The background was a flood of the silver metallic ink, so it looked sharp.
This map was my idea, and an ambitious project. I had to look up the location of each 3ABN Radio affiliate, find the city on a map, and mark its location on my map of the United States.
The satellite map here was an evolution of my original map going back a number of years. The coverage regions were painstakingly reproduced from various sources — not an easy process, given the variations in map projections, etc.
Pages 26-31 were fun to put together, but didn't turn out as nicely as I'd hoped. The concept was to simulate a wooden desk surface, with manila envelopes for each international project, and the contents of those envelopes spilled out across the desk surface.The contents included sticky notes, photo snap shots, cut color negatives, typed notes, and red mission cards — the kinds of items that might be given to an imaginary operative following up on each project. Among other things, it really needed some lighting effects to improve the realism of it. However, as I recall the composition was done completely in InDesign (version CS6 maybe?), which made some types of creative exploration more difficult.
This section, pages 34-39, was an overview of the supporting services at 3ABN. It dealt with a lot of statistics. Because the content is not as exciting as the TV production section, I tried to spice it up with an energetic design based on modern data visualizations.
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