Magazine Archive

A book project showcasing the first 35 covers of Backpacker Magazine from 1973–1979. The selected issues are presented in 1:1 scale along with an index of information and analytical drawings. As a printed archive, the project offers a reflection on Backpacker Magazine’s graphic design from the 1970s, where photographic imagery was prioritized over featured content.

full book can be viewed here

Spring Semester 2021, HGK FHNW
Basel, Switzerland
Concept, Design, Production: Nicole Salnikov
Lecturer: Jinsu Ahn

Edition of 4
Format: 25.5 x 36 cm
Pages: 106
Technique: Silkscreen printed front and back covers with collaged images; Traditional Japanese thread binding (Yotsume Toji) adapted from 4 to 8 holes
Typeface: Courier New
Paper: Freelife Vellum FSC® 120 g/m2
Original Scans: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives, Outdoor Recreation Products Catalog Collection 

© 2024 Nicole Salnikov