All the brilliant, off-kilter, independent magazines of the world, take a bow. The D&AD Professional Awards 2016 gave away its precious pencils to ten indie magazines from different parts the world –Avaunt, Rubbish FAMzine, Sirene, Beauty Papers, Buffalo Zine, DEAR, Design 360˚, Flaneur Magazine,The Ride Journal and Weapons of Reason.
We got an opportunity to talk to one of the jury members for Magazine & Newspaper Design category of the D&AD awards – creative director and graphic artist Paul Willoughby. Paul has worked as the creative director of the iconic Little White Lies magazine. He is the co-founder of creative agency Human After All that also creates one of the winner magazines, and one of our favorites, Weapons of Reason. Paul’s portfolio boasts of other clients like The Guardian, The Financial Times, The New Yorker, Adobe, IBM, Nike and Adidas.
We talk to Paul about the D&AD judging process and his experiences of working on Little White Lies and Weapons of Reason. He also gives us some interesting insights into Makeshift magazine and Rubbish FAMzine. Edited excerpts: