The Typofiles #134: Monster Children

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Magazine

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Magazine

I’ve missed posting as many Typofiles lately so here’s a note that I’m bringing it back more often.

And with that declaration, one magazine that always seems to make its way into my must read stack is Monster Children. The content is geared towards skate and surf culture but the design is so consistently spot-on that I plunk down my debit card even though I haven’t been on a skateboard since I was 14.

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Magazine

Part of what makes Monster Children so awesome is that it’s not afraid to take chances. In a way, it reminds me of Ray Gun back in the day — designers had a pretty strong reaction to David Carson’s style (there was never anyone who was on the fence about it — it was full-on love or hate) and I feel like Monster Children is a more controlled version of that in-your-face design sense. Text marches off the pages, content is rotated sideways, copy runs over images…but the result is always somehow…beautiful.

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Magazine


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