Recent efforts in the United States to widen the scope of the law demand consideration of the blind in visual communication. Research revealed many options for dual communication to those with sight and those without. My goal was to communicate to another of the five senses with the NewsWeek magazine cover using visual, tactile, and auditory methods.
The layout allows for the layering of different textures. The imagery of the flag has a strong connection with American pride and war, allowing alternating blocks of color accommodating textures of metal and cloth, materials associated with war. A stenciled font for the headline represents typography often found on burlap sacks that transport bulk food. Heavy linen card stock further represents cloth associated with military uniforms. The weight of the card stock was needed to accommodate the raised braille lettering. When pressed, the audio recounts a brief overview of the cover story and teaser for a full audio story inside.