The Oceania Project needed a platform to disseminate information it was gathering, including current news, action alerts and research. To handle such dense amounts of material, Stephen created a tight typographical four column grid with feature sections to help break up the copy. The overall design successfully allowed the Oceania Project to quickly spread the latest news from around the world to its community of supporters and fellow researchers in the scientific community.

Creative Direction: Stephen Franklin
Editorial Design: Stephen Franklin
Illustration: Stephen Franklin
SoundNet issues spread out to show the masthead and issue number.
SoundNet was published as a short form newsletter and printed on recycled paper. The publication would later transition to a monthly email newsletter.
SoundNet typography showing the joined lowercase d and uppercase N.
Stephen created a masthead that joined the ‘d’ of Sound and the ‘N’ of Net, saving space without affecting the legibility of the publication’s name.
Front cover of SoundNet issue number 3 with illustration of dolphin caught in a driftnet.
The full masthead lockup incorporated elements of The Oceania Project logo, with the issue number running below.
Stephen used a basic four column grid for the layout, creating unique headline lockups for each article. He broke up the dense flow of type with many of his own illustrations while highlighting valuable information in breakout boxes.

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