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Twin Magazine


Twin is the brainchild of creative director Becky Smith. A cloth-bound, hard-backed biannual that showcases an eclectic collection of art, culture and feminist features alongside freshly commissioned fashion photography from the likes of Ben Weller, Paul Wetherall, KT Autela and Boo George.

Planning Unit was brought into the fold for issue three. Something we consider a privilege, as Twin consists of an all female team. After its first two issues the magazine had proven itself as popular, but needed a design overhaul. We wished to create a language that was flexible and robust, but equally classic and elegant.

Rather than following magazine design trends, we looked more to the language of classic hard back, novels and poetry book designs as a starting point. A new headline font for each issue was introduced to bring a unique feel and enhance the collector value for each edition.

Twin has since gone from strength to strength, and due to the classic nature of the design it has never felt dated. Feedback shows its increasing mandatory status on collectors’ bookshelves.

Project Scope

Graphic design, Typography

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“Planning Unit have been an integral part of Twin from its early days. They are meticulous and diligent with all aspects of the magazine’s design and production. The timeless understated design allows the content of the magazine to be the star”
Becky Smith, Twin Editor in Chief & Creative Director