Ben Markoch

Passepartout

Passepartout

Print & Digital Magazine

Translated word-for-word, "Passepartout" is French for "to go everywhere." It is also the name of Phileas Fogg's multi-talented assistant of literary fame, appearing in Jules Verne's work, Around the World in 80 Days. In this instance, I used Passepartout as the name of a multi-platform publication specializing in unconventional modes of transportation and travel. Appearing in both digital and in print, the magazine focused on showcasing unique travel adventures in a way that brings typography and tactile imagery to the forefront. Despite publication as a magazine and in ebook format, Passepartout was designed to make readers feel as if they were leafing through a scrapbook filled with images, tickets, hand-written notes, and diagrams, in order to make the experience of traveling-by-reading all the more powerful. The video above features a brief walkthrough of the e-publication, formatted for use on an iPad or tablet.