Photography, Typography, Layout, Logo, Advertising Design & Journalism
COSGEEK Magazine is a conceptual magazine for Canadian cosplayers and proud, self-proclaimed geeks, whether they’re into sci-fi, fantasy, or anime.
The design relies heavily on photography, shot in a mix of creative portrait and editorial style, while headlines and articles allow for playful use of typography to better draw attention and set the tone of each piece.
Unless otherwise stated, all photography, written content and artwork are my own – and you can take a closer look at the issue in the Interactive PDF below.
The logo design was kept simple in order for it to work across multiple “nerdy” genres – from sci-fi, to fantasy to anime – with the ‘o’ turning into a ‘play’ button.
A range of punchy colours – and their darker counterparts – were chosen to feel modern, fun, and yet work with any type of cosplay theme, from Sith Lords and morally grey characters, to Disney Princesses and superheroes.
The magazine cover avoids the overuse of headlines and subheads, in order to not overshadow the cosplayer/photography featured on the front. Headlines within the magazine, however, allow for creative flexibility.