Opening Up New Opportunities
Door Security + Safety Magazine
DHI is the only professional association dedicated to the Architectural Openings Industry. In 2014, TGD refreshed the publication and took over production. Although the piece had not been updated for many years, it was very well received by the membership. However, in 2017 following a number of public tragedies, a need to completely rename and redesign the publication to address safety and security issues made updating the publication a priority.
Publication Audit, Content Consultation, Redesign and Ongoing Production
TGD worked with DHI to rename the publication and developed a new design to accommodate targeted topics. The magazine is feature driven and needed a way to define content. For the reader, we redefined the columns and departments and grouped them by content topic using color coding, while adding two additional sections for Case Study and Business Management. The biggest change was the cover, that went from dark and heavy to lighter with more visual impact. This white space continues inside and allows the reader to more easily find and enjoy the content without all the clutter.