I love this design. It is minimalistic and structured which is two things i have been trying to achieve with my publication. I have been recreating elements of stepping in my designs, and wish to reflect this in my contents page too.
A LAYOUT'S BACKBONE — Here's a twelve column layout that gives many options on how to lay out your text and image blocks. Rarely used in magazines, more often in newspapers. Try creating something similar with and columns.
Came across this quick reference guide of typographic terms and definitions today. I just love the page above explaining the anatomy and form of letters. What is it with type? The book is called The typographic Desk Reference.