OCMETRO May 2009 Cover

My first year designing the annual “40 Under 40” for OCMETRO and Churm Media, and I wanted to make a mark. Inspired by a design I’d seen on one of my frequented design blogs, I undertook the arduous task of manually typesetting each and every name to fit the shape of the ’40’ … even despite the editorial blunders of misspelled names that I later had to reformat and fit into an already tight, finished piece. Despite the grief and “woe is me” moments, the finished piece really stood on it’s own and was a big hit at the event and with our readers.