John Giordani

Art Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Writer

Details Magazine

As the associate art director at Condé Nast's Details magazine, I was fortunate to be able to work with many extremely talented people, beautiful photography and award-winning illustration. All of the layouts shown here were produced when and after the magazine was redesigned by Robert Newman and Mark Michaelson taking inspiration from the Blue Note record covers of the 50s and 60s—simple and modern with a syncopated style. I had coveted this type of design since my art college days so it all pretty much came as second nature to me. These samples start with special sections I designed for themed issues (Hollywood, Year Preview, Sports, Female Sexuality, Women on TV, department pages showing the redesign, and then stand alone opening feature spreads.