Way to Grow, with Seattle Tilth
I've been involved with Seattle Tilth for the past 10 years, and in that time, have been fortunate to work on a large variety of printed materials for the local non-profit. From plant sales, to garden education, event t-shirts to tractor pull posters; working with organizations who offer such important community services, like teaching people how to grow their own food, is something that I can easily get behind.
I've been the production manager and designer for Tilth's Way to Grow bi-monthly newsletter publication for the past 5+ years. The latest issue gets a bit of a facelift - with adjustments to type, layout and imagery, including a new set of icons, much in the vein of the New Yorker— black and white spot illustrations that help break up lenghty stretches of text.
Way to Grow is for the most part, a 1-color publication, with the exception being the cover, which is printed in 2- colors. The icon set is compatible with either a 2-color, or 1-color printing. I'm optimistic that there will be a chance for use of the 3-color icon options, which is primarily featured above.
Subject matter ranges from urban gardening, to city goats; pollinators, to buying local, all which are topics frequently addressed in the newsletter. The icons featured here will undoubtedly be built upon as additional topics are covered in future editions.
The Fantastic Four veggie superhero image pairs with an article from the latest newsletter, Superheroes in Your Garden: The Fantastic Four:
"these garden superheroes have phytochemicals that punch through disease like The Thing and powerful Vitamin C that supports your immune system like the Invisible Woman’s force field. Essential proteins in some foods can reshape and rebuild your body like Mr. Fantastic, and antibacterial qualities in other foods can burn up germs like the Human Torch."
Seattle Tilth members can read all about it in the next newsletter. Not a Seattle Tilth member? Get yours here