2600 Magazine: The Hacker's Quarterly
2600: The Hacker's Quarterly is a lifestyle hacker magazine consisting of articles and fan mail. The magazine covers a range of subjects such as philosophy, reviews on current technologies, and hacker current news. 2600 is considered an essential read to the hacker community with a biblical status, so I turned to Old English manuscripts for my inspiration.
My redesign's core concept was code, the one unifying factor which ties every piece of technology ever created together. The essay is coded out visually on the page; the magazine is designed as a visual pun to those who are familiar with HTML, and the essay's content would be more accessible to those people. The manuscript borders are inspired by ASCII art-- glyph based illustrations commonly found on forums, the key form of communication between hackers. The color palette is inspired by the early development stages of those forums.