This was one of my last assignments at The Norwegian School of Creative Studies, and definitely one of the most time-consuming assignments I've had so far. I think I spent at least 75 percent of the time on adjusting the body text. On this assignment we were to art direct and design a fictional magazine aimed towards a certain target audience. The magazine had to have at least 24 pages, where at least two articles had to span over 4-6 pages. I decided to design a fictional music magazine focusing on the trance & progressive genres, featuring both legendary producers as well as up-and-coming talents.
Over the last decade trance and progressive have been through a prominent evolution. Trance music feels a lot warmer nowadays, and it conveys a lot more emotions than it used to. Shades of green, brown, purple and red fit this new personality of trance music a lot better than the palettes other magazines focusing on the same genres tend to use.