Murder of Nic Hare

The Murder of Nicholas Hare

 

PROBLEM
Design a magazine layout that visually emphasizes an article about a student’s untimely death.

SOLUTION
By incorporating lots of white space and graphics of text messages, this layout draws attention to how seemingly normal everything in the students’ life was, before it went horribly wrong. It’s a story about a sudden death he didn’t see coming. By using light backgrounds instead of dark and no overpowering visual elements, it alludes to that element of discretion. By laying the innumerable foreshadowing text messages sent to the murderer's ex-girlfriend out in a grid over two pages, it emphasizes the fact that his mental state was not normal.