It's Freezing in LA! (Special Edition)
175 x 245 mm, 60 pages
Biannual, published since 2018
Editor: Martha Dillon
Design: Open Practice
Creative direction: Nina Carter, Matthew Lewis, Open Practice
IFLA! defined a new type of politically engaged indie mag: creatively engaged but intelligently lo-fi, it places environmentalism in the everyday — and after a short sabbatical, the team are back with a zhuzhed Special Edition offering a collection of 'Creative Responses to the Climate Crisis' (as the issue is subtitled).
Inside this pink-hued bumper edition are three sections: Community, Consumption and, at the back of the magazine, a section exploring 'the relationship between design and ecology.' Though visually, it's still IFLA!, its accents have evolved somewhat, with different typefaces, layouts and a pleasing collection of icons and symbols (particularly on the back page, where you'll find the contents). And next up of course, it'll be their 10th issue...
Re: the new look for those who'd like to know, Open Practice designed this issue around the idea of 'retrofitting', developing the original layouts from IFLA! designed by Matthew Lewis.
On the Journal:
What’s an easy way someone reading IFLA! can get involved in climate action?
‘Join a local group calling for change. There’s a danger that the momentum around COP is going to fizzle out—don’t let that happen. 100 companies are responsible for 71% of emissions, and 15% of people take 70% of flights. This imbalance still isn't recognised in national and corporate action, so pressure groups have to keep stressing that point. If you work for a big company—is it creating unnecessary products, what materials does it use, who does its actions affect? change...’