Vintage Cars Mag started as a fanzine, but it continues to evolve into a full-fledged digital product.
The main goal was to find a connection between vintage forms and design as a whole, paying tribute to the lettering of the past and simply creating something aesthetically pleasing.
The research started with selecting photo content. It was an easy task because I already had a collection of favorite cars on Pinterest.
Interestingly, most of the photos showed cars at an angle, which fit perfectly with my concept of using a grid of diagonal lines that I developed based on the van de Graaf canon.
At the stage of developing graphic elements, I wanted to remain as open as possible to new solutions. I didn't try to stick to a specific font or color, because each car has its own shape and character - that's what I wanted to express.
However, there were a couple of constant principles: big type, asymmetrical layout, and desaturated colors.
My task was to make the static design breathe with dynamism. To achieve this, I used asymmetry and tried not to rely on a repeating layout system.
The consistent grid with an 8px module allowed me to maintain unity while remaining free to choose solutions.
At this stage, I have developed several experimental layouts that I want to unify and present as a full-fledged digital zine.