This is a mess. There are multiple types grids and this makes the design look unprofessional. There are some pages that have a one column grid where the text fills almost all the page and it looks more like a journal than a magazine. AR
The contrast used here is effective between the 4 bold lines of text, that are also used as a background, and the body text of the article. The bold black in the large background text also contrasts well with the pink. -TR.