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Brand identity and editorial design for the influential music magazine.
Pentagram redesigned Billboard and its graphic identity, including its famous charts, with a new format that helps make the magazine and its in-depth information more accessible and engaging. The designers worked closely on the redesign under the direction of Billboard creative director Andrew Horton, editorial director Bill Werde, and editor Joe Levy. The music industry has changed enormously over the past decade, and Billboard has kept pace, adding new charts and information and analysis. Founded in , Billboard originally got its name from billboard advertisements for live entertainments like carnivals and fairs. In the past decade the publication has have transitioned from looking like a trade newspaper—text-filled covers in black and white—to a mainstream music magazine, with color portraits of artists and cover lines. This makes the print version look immediately more grown-up and serious, and a lot easier to design with full-bleed color photographs. The color version of the logo will be retained on the new website designed by Area 17 as well as in retail uses and event marketing. Inside, an active and varied design captures the vibrancy of the music business. Headers are paired with graphic bars inspired by the charts. Page layouts are opened up, with graphs, pull quotes and other data appearing in the margins.
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