For more than 20 years, Trax magazine has dived into the electronic music ocean, carefully curating, analyzing and reviewing all things related to the genre.
To commemorate this milestone, the Trax team gave birth to a huge retrospective book, looking at the past two decades. More than just a collection of archives from the magazine, the book is full of all-new material.
Starting with a foreword by Jack Lang, past France’s Minister of Culture and originator of the Fête de la Musique and the Techno Parade, the book chronicles 20 years of local electronic scenes from all over the world, 20 years of parties, from major ones to underground ones, 20 years of DJs and faces who made this music, 20 years of technological innovations regarding the tools and hardwares used to produce electronic sounds, and many more, including a list of 300 essential records.
The art direction of the book has been given to French studio Large, already in charge of the magazine look. Large chose to stay consistent with the magazine design while bringing some new features to make the book self-sufficient. That’s why the main text is set with Spectral, an open-source typeface designed by Production Type and released on Google Fonts, while titles and quotes are set with Stratos, already used in the mag.