Tuesday, 8 December 2015

MAGAZINE Some fresh ideas for design features

Having considered the sample range of magazine covers, just some of the ideas we picked up on are:

  • allowing the subject to cover part of the masthead; the Look example adds the idea of partly doing this but also bringing the title back on top of the subbject (the 'loo' and 'k' are different layers)
  • using 4 colours (more gets messy, but may be appropriate for tween/younger audiences)
  • varying font, size, case and colour within a story trail
  • using lines to separate story trails - Rolling Stone takes this a step further with nice graphic design effects
  • using sticker-style circles, including to highlight price
  • using solid shapes (we saw triangles as well as circles and squares, rectangles...) to put trails in
  • using colour outlines around fonts
  • making a font 'see-through'
  • framing the trail linked to the cover star over their body
  • creating a shape/3D effect with text, as with the di Caprio Empire cover
  • highlight numbers as a means of emphasizing value

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