Tinge is a magazine dedicated to exploring historical and contemporary works of art with dark histories behind them. We go beyond surface level to examine not just the works themselves but also the people, places and cultures they came from.
Tinge magazine is about providing our readers with an alternative perspective on art and history that doesn't shy away from the truth no matter how dark it may be...
This project was done with a colleague of mine Sofia Velasquez.
The Dark Side of Art
While general history and art history magazines already exist,
they tend to focus solely on historic works. It’s rare to see these magazines focus on more contemporary works, let alone discuss the fascinating connection between historic events and their influence on modern day artists.
Tinge was created to fill this gap in information. We found
a way to perfectly balance historic and contemporary dark art
so that both receive proper attention, while also bringing light
to the deeply rooted influence dark art from any era has in
our modern societies.
We choose to format Tinge so that each issue would follow
a different theme, for our premier issue we choose the theme
of dark mythology.
Taking a look inside...
Part of the challenge with this project was researching for
and then writing all of our own copy. For my first department
I named it the Evil Hotspots and focused on highlighting ancient Greece for its rich history of dark mythology themed art .
For my feature I wanted to focus more on contemporary art, specifically how dark mythology still has its teeth in modern pop culture. Including its ability to still shine within fan art, gaming, comics, tattooing, music and tv/movies. My feature also explores both historical and contemporary reasons as to why dark mythology has always been such a go to in the arts.
deliciously twisted from cover to cover...
Table of contents + one of the ads I created myself for the magazine.
Letters From The Editors. We drew our own portraits for this spread as well.
Another department of mine + another ad created
by me for the magazine.
GETTING IT OUT THERE...
To reinforce that idea of changing perspectives we really wanted an experiential type event that give people this kind of experience. We intend for pieces of fan art to be hung up in these ornate frames that show the image a certain way walking in one direction and transforms to show the images a different way
in the opposite direction.
Some simple video banners ads to be used online on websites or blogs frequented by our audience.
Some bus stop and street ads.