The scientific and engineering research at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is on the cutting edge of technology. “Strata” is a magazine published annually by Embry-Riddle featuring news and articles presenting a wide variety of the research programs involving students and faculty. The magazine is sent to other university and private research groups around the country allowing a peer-to-peer review. The magazine is printed letter-sized (to allow for easy and inexpensive mailing) in four-color process on a matte paper. Metropolis is provided with article text and images from the university’s marketing department. Metropolis conceived the cover design, established a layout grid, set up style sheets etc., in order to flow in the multiple pages of text into an exciting layout. Using Photoshop, the images were color-corrected and some were altered in a way that turned them into colorful illustrations.