06 Sep: So What! 20.2 Released

It's been a busy couple of months, and I'm finally getting around to making some posts on the summer's activities. First up, the release of issue 20.2 of So What! magazine, Metallica's fan club publication which I art direct and design. This issue's focus was on Metallica's own music festival, Orion Music + More. This year's festival was the second annual, held this time in Detroit. For me, the major story from this issue wasn't anything to do…

03 Jun: So What! 20.1 Released

The latest issue of So What!, Metallica's fan publication, has hit the mailboxes of around 25,000 or so metal fans last month. This issue was a tribute to Metallica's first bassist, Cliff Burton, who died in a bus crash while the band was in Europe in the mid 1980s, touring in support of their "Master of Puppets" album. We got to use some great old photos from the archive of Metallica photographer Ross Halfin. Interviews were conducted with band…