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Root And Thorn Explanation

For my Editorial Design class we developed and designed a whole magazine for whatever topic you chose. Me, being me, chose to do my magazine on music.

The whole aesthetic of the magazine was based on the almost synesthetic colour palate I see when I listen to the album “In The Absence Of Truth” by ISIS (named after the Egyptian god, not the militant group). It also gave the magazine it’s named, as it’s named after the song Over Root And Thorn as a reference to the magazine’s aesthetic inspiration.

Here is a PDF of the magazine, ads and all.

Bleeding Cowboys Sucks


Bleeding Cowboys is a pre-stressed, gaudy and for some reason western themed typeface. It is used by both crappy, and non designers for work that needs to look “edgy” or “grungy” and it is EVERYWHERE, and I can’t stand it! I’m compiling every instance of it I can find so I can compile them in a book and call it “Why I Hate Design”, I’ve included some of these pictures in this post.



So because of all of this, I’m adding Bleeding Cowboys to the List Of “Typefaces That Needs To Die”