Kalandra is an alternative Nordic pop band spearheaded by four musicians — Katrine, Jogeir, Florian and Oskar — weaving ethereal melodies into raw and eerie musical landscapes.
In the end of 2019 they contacted me to create a magazine to sum up the past year. 2019 proved to be an exciting year for Kalandra; from stumbling onto the filmset of the HBO Nordic series “Beforeigners”, composing two soundtracks for the series and going on tour as special guest for the renowned Norwegian goth-rock band, Seigmen.
Most of the photographs for the magazine are in black and white, or highly desaturated. I wanted to introduce some color while still keeping the main focus on the pictures. I opted for a kind of black and white palette, but using light blue and dark brown. I drew inspiration for the palette from the artwork made by Kenneth Lien for the single The Waiting Game.
I had to find fonts that worked well with Kalandra's aesthetics, but still be legible. I found that the fonts Freight Big and Latienne created a wonderful dynamic together. A tight, modern serif font with high contrasts for the body text, and a bulky, organic serif for headlines and big fat drop caps.
Since the texts are written by all members and aren't arranged in any sequence, I decided to use a running header to indicate who the author of the current page is. This allows the reader to read the magazine as one whole story instead of many small pieces of information.
All the text is written by the band members, and the photographs are taken by Anette Skutevik. You can buy the magazine at Fanwear.no