In the first of a new series of posts on the Journal, we look in detail at page 23 of the newly released second edition of Migrant Journal.
Published as a pre-planned series of six issues, Migrant Journal looks at the speeding circulation of people, goods and information in our world. This page is a perfect reflection of the overall project. Crisply printed in black on silky white paper – this is a beautifully produced publication – it is the opening page of a 12-page interview with UN specialist on migration Michiko Ito about the Greater Mekong Sub-Region.
It is a detailed interview, presented longform and backed up with photography, annotated footnotes and a smart map illustrating numbers and destinations for migration from Greater Mekong. The first issue of Migrant Journal used an extra gold ink to bring its pages to life, this one uses a metallic silver.
Page 23 sets the tone for the piece, text-heavy and serious, with key facts listed at the start. This academic seriousness is softened by the use of bespoke typeface Migrant Grotesk and its curious descenders, and the confident use of space on the page.
This is the first in an occasional series of close-up looks at p23 of magazines.