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The Typofiles #138: Monster Children Photo Issue

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Photo Annual

Since I’m in Australia right now, it’s fitting to post about one of the best designed magazines on the continent, Monster Children.

I was really drawn to this issue because although the design is stark and black and white, it’s far from boring. I love the use of the large sans serif drop caps, the cropped letterforms and the excessive whitespace. It all adds an air of refinement to content that veers from skate and surf culture to scantily clad women.

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Photo Annual

Speaking of photo essays, this issue has a beautiful collection of vintage Nick Cave images along with the portfolios of many other photographers from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. The eclectic content paired with a constantly evolving design is part of what keeps this publication fresh.


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