Javier Jaen Cleverly Brings Retro Imagery to Modern Publications

By: Meghan Young - Jan 10, 2015
References: javierjaen & itsnicethat
In a day and age in which technology appears to come first before anything else, it is refreshing to enjoy a collection of old-school editorial designs made for the modern world. Clever, creative and surreal, the images manage to flesh out the meat of the articles they accompany without compromising the art involved in their making.

Created by Javier Jaén, a designer hailing from Barcelona, Spain, the old-school editorial designs are produced for such prestigious publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and How Magazine. Its Nice That writes, "You don’t get many more 'simple idea, well executed' examples than in Javier’s portfolio, not to mention the rather beautiful last line on his online bio--'He has still not written a child, planted a book, or given birth to a tree. Everything is waiting to be done.'"