A newspaper design that emphasises the global warming crisis and pollution around the world for the global activist campaign, Extinction Rebellion. The publication is a large format, taking on the form of a typical newspaper.
Whilst at first glance the design abides by traditional newspaper guidelines, I have almost entirely deconstructed the idea, subverting the grid to follow a non-linear design where text and imagery break all the rules. Layered over the type are colourful abstract shapes to reflect the idea of heatmaps. As a link to the theme of global warming, these shapes are found on almost every page. They distract the viewer from reading the stories in an aim to focus our attention on real-world issues regarding climate change, deforestation, plastic waste etc.
Words: Ollie Turner, Design for Publishing, @ollieturner.art