Through engaging analysis, evaluation and enquiry, the Real Review pursues what it means to live today.
Real Review is the result of a partnership between OK-RM and editor Jack Self. The principal began to design an efficient, economical and readable format, the kind of format that could be around for a very long time and that readers would create a unique relationship with. Recognising that magazines often end up folded in half by the reader, the Real Review presents itself in a pre-folded format; the design direction responds to the architecture working across quadruple page spreads rather than the usual double page spread.
The ‘R’ marque is a revival from an alphabet created by Edward Wright, a British typographer and graphic designer, who was extensively involved in architectural lettering and signage in the mid 1950s, his letter forms becoming synonymous with the fabric of the built environment. The cover of each issue features an illustration by Nishant Choksi, an illustrator who’s work regularly appears in many of the leading current affairs publications.
The design and creative direction of the quarterly magazine that pursues what it means to live today