This project involved selecting a preexisting article, creating a title page and improving upon the article’s typography and structure. Since I’m a heavy metal fan, I chose Decibel Magazine’s article “The Top 5 Death Metal Albums Marred By Terrible Production.”
Since the article’s main image left much to be desired, I created something a bit more visually interesting. I drew a skull, candles, a record and a cassette tape to give the article some artistic elements, then arranged and customized a sharp-edged blackletter font for the main title.
I gave the article itself some visual organization with a grid system, drop caps and columns to break up the text and make it more readable. The end result is a visually interesting and appealing article that caters well to heavy metal fans.