Aeolian is a typeface designed for a Steampunk lifestyle magazine. Steampunk is a style of retro-futurism which fuses steam-powered machinery of the industrial age, the style of the Victorian era and the future of science fiction. The display face draws inspiration from Victorian type, exhibiting pointed edges and curved extensions, as well as decorative elements found in typography of that era.
An illustration was created for the cover that combines the machinery of the industrial age with a flying contraption that could not exist outside of the imagination. The composition portrays adventure and the encompassing effect reflects steampunk as a whole. The interior of the magazine combines a modern layout with references to Victorian typography. Pull quotes imitate type specimens and photography is edited to look aged.
Photography by Adrienne Armstrong