A short version of a conceptual video game review magazine. It’s heavily influenced by the self-published ‘zine movement that hit its peak in the 90s, before the Internet made self-publication much easier. These magazines were made by amateur writers and publication design enthusiasts. They typically self-published (sometimes self-printed/bound) and self-distributed their work, filling a void in the local magazine market where similar national publications weren’t readily available.
HitBox emulates this home-grown style while using modern design sensibilities. In this instance, I filled the roles of writer, editor and art director. This was a long yet rewarding project that tested not only my design skills, but also skills in writing, editing and analysis.
Lollipop Chainsaw Review Spread
The Finished Product – Photographs
Download the .pdf file to view all the pages, or print your own copy. The page size is B5 and spreads should easily be cut from Ledger or A3 paper. Keep in mind that this file is arranged in reading order and the printed pages are designed to be saddle-stitched, so you’ll need to check your print settings for duplex, and printing ‘booklets’ where it will rearrange pages so you can fold and bind them.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is conceptual student work with licensed/appropriated fonts and images.
All creators of images and fonts used in this project retain their rights.