Cover brief for Step Journal
The STEP Journal provides news, reviews, opinion, and technical analysis on trends and issues facing trust and estate practitioners internationally.
This issue’s cover is all about disputed signatures in a will, the cover is always illustrated, mostly conceptual, and the team over at Step Journal creates the storyboards of images that go with the main/cover feature to see what the client has in there mind’s eye before the briefing.
The concepts, Scrutiny – utilising a magnifying glass (which shows the coverline or signatures) and a watchmaker’s eyeglass.
Scrutiny is the most appropriate concept for this piece. The magnifying glass on a document with gloved hands is the best and most accurate representation of the article.
The illustration ‘writing’ itself benefits from the analysis marks experts use when reviewing documents. The two-tonal (black/white) cover with pops of red renders a striking visual.