New Haven, CT

Yale School of the Environment

Canopy magazine: Beyond Forestry On July 1, 2020, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies changed its name to Yale School of the Environment.

The change better reflects the far-reaching impact of the School across a range of disciplines and sectors — climate change, clean energy policy, ecosystem science and biogeochemistry, hydrology, urban science, green chemistry, and environmental justice.

To help introduce the new name, we developed a special issue of Canopy, the School’s biannual publication.

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With this issue of Canopy, what had been known as the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies became formally known as Yale School of the Environment.

Working with Art Director Angela Chen-Wolf and the magazine’s editorial team, we were asked to design a special Spring 2020 issue.

An unusual right-hand gatefold cover unveils the School's new name.

In designing the issue, we built on the basic format and structure that were in place and suggested modifications to improve legibility and flow.

One of our mandates was to explore ways to expand the presence of illustration within the publication. We prepared a number of sample layouts showcasing recommended artists, some of whom we commissioned for the issue.

Alexander Isley
Erika Back