angela frakes

Plastikold

, branding, website for art journal

Project Manager & UX Lead 

Managed a team of seven peers over a period of eight months to produce an end-to-end website and visual identity for an art and science academic review, Plastik. Our graphic designers produced a well-researched visual identity based on the periodic table, with an emphasis on the images featured in most of the articles. Our UX team created a three-column interface that was reminiscent of the journal’s original paper design, with unique technical elements for the images and footnotes. Our developers then built a custom WordPress theme with a solid back-end and an anchor system for the images and footnotes.

2017 / http://plastik.univ-paris1.fr

plastik home.jpg
△ style guide

△ style guide

Counter-clockwise from top left: one version of the new logo / the font styles used on web and print / the font hierarchy shown within an article / an example of a full-screen cover image used for each issue / the abbreviation system used for the logo and menu / the grid system for various elements throughout the site and the branding.

△ logo

△ logo

The graphic identity is loosely based on the periodic table but the logo is kept very simple to allow for the valorization of the photographic image throughout the review.

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issues.jpg
authors.jpg
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△ anchor system

△ anchor system

While reading an article in the main column, the right column automatically scrolls to show the image cited in the text. Dynamic footnotes are also available in the right column.

△ downloadable pdfs

△ downloadable pdfs

I additionally designed a template for a PDF version of the articles that is based on the article page of the website. Each article is available for download directly from its page.