WEEK 2: The week of October 2nd – october 6th

magazine roles, Production cycles, & Feature layout elements


In class:

Magazine roles and production cycles lecture.

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Elements of a feature article lecture and things to look for with body text.
In class exercise: Choose one of your article's body text and make a text spec sheet, on an 8.5" x 11" page. You will be using your body text typeface from your moodboard and setting the text to a size and leading you think you might like to use for your magazine. Then, as a second option, try the same typeface at a different size/leading. Print both options out to share with your quad mates.

Review body text sprint to vet body text typeface choices, sizes and leading options.

Use These Files/Resources for Your In-Class Exercise:

Good Body Text (pdf)
Good Body Text Checklist (pdf)

How To Choose The Right Face For A Beautiful Body
Selecting typefaces for body text

*What's the Most Readable Typeface for Print?

Lynda.com videos: Before & After: How to Set Perfect Text (a medium typeface)
Lynda.com video: Using typography in your design


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In class exercise: Choose one of your articles and design an opening spread using your typefaces from your text spec sheet sprint.

Set up a multipage document according to your chosen vendor specs. Set up your master pages with folio pagination, headers/footers, establish your own margins/live (safe) area and bleed. Start designing your first feature article opening spread by blocking in the body text and imagery.

Use These Files/Resources To Help Set Up Your Document:
Chapter 2: Setting rules and measurements (Lynda.com)

Chapter 4: Master pages & Over riding maser page items (Lynda.com)

Chapter 4: Adding page numbers and running heads (Lynda.com)

 

As you work I will be having small crit groups to review your summer homework (half of the class).

 

Homework:

1. Finalize and print out your brand tagline, style/concept board, one page reader profiles, name for your magazine, synopsis, and flatplan of your magazine. It will be reviewed and used in next week's class.

2. Design the opening spreads for 3 feature articles. (One of the articles can be the in-class exercise you started in class).

Click on these links:

General Magazine Roles (site)
General Magazine Roles (pdf)
Production Cycles (pdf)

Potential components: feature article (pdf file)
Feature article: labeled components (pdf file)

Good Body Text (pdf)
Good Body Text Checklist (pdf)

 

Typography resources:

*Fonts in Use (I love this site)*
How To Choose The Right Face For A Beautiful Body

Selecting typefaces for body text

Top Ten Typefaces Used by Book Design Winners
Top 10 Favorite Body Text Fonts

Top 8 Typography Trends of 2017
10 of the Most Prominent Typography Trends in 2017

Design Trends in 2017
Graphic Design Trends to be aware of in 2017

Graphic Design and Print Trends for 2017

100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2015
5o Best Free Fonts for 2017

 

*Mixing typefaces (pdf)*
*Font Combinations (pdf)*

29 Principles for making great font combinations (site)
Four Techniques for Combining Fonts (site)
19 Top Fonts in 19 Top Combinations (pdf file)

Best Practices of Combining Typefaces (site)

Type Classifications: Review from last year (pdf file)
Choosing Typefaces: Review from last year (pdf file)

Choosing Typefaces: Samples (pdf file)

Type Connection Game (site)

 

Use These Files/Resources To Help Set Up Your Document:
Chapter 2: Setting rules and measurements (Lynda.com)

Chapter 4: Master pages & Over riding maser page items (Lynda.com)

Chapter 4: Adding page numbers and running heads (Lynda.com)