Crack is an independent music magazine known for its photographic quality. Started in Bristol in 1999, the magazine released a book for its 10th anniversary. The Crack Magazine Archives: A decade of shoots & the stories behind them is a collection of shoots as much as memories, told by different members of the team. It focuses on the peculiarity of the collaboration between the magazine, the photographers, and the musicians.
Using several fonts as a parallel to the diversity of photographers involved in the magazine, designer Manu Rodriguez chose Cardinal Fruit (Production Type) for titles and for text. The association between this elegant yet edgy font and FB Titling Gothic (Font Bureau) all set in caps gives the book a dynamic, a somewhat punk-like effect, where the narrow dancing lines of Cardinal Italic contrast with the very much structured layout of the page. Eventually, the book is a good mirror of the alternative music scene, always moving and challenging its boundaries, as much in its content as in its design.