Whilst working as designers and creative directors for the international music magazine Clash, we worked on thousands of pages over our 5 year span. Clash was aimed at a more stylish design lead readership and we always tried to layout each page in a vibrant, exciting way that captured the feel of the band or the music they portrayed.
Here are a selection of our designs for the regular sections of the magazine:- generally the pages at the start such as the news, regular one page articles and ones to watch, and the pages at the back like the live reviews etc… They’re laid out here in the order they were in the printed magazine, so should give a good idea of how the magazine flowed. Our front covers, feature pages, fashion section and film reviews can be found elsewhere on this site (there’s way too much to show on one page).
These regular sections used the same fonts and usually the same column layout throughout, they represented the constant identity of the publication, and worked to hold the magazine together as one. Each section slowly developed its own identity over the issues, and helped the regular reader navigate through the pages.
Original flares of design were used where suitable to keep the fresh and exciting feel of the magazine. These elements allowing experimentation with different ideas, and often leading to some beautiful work that we’re still proud of today.