Magazine Spread

Message:

I am working on a two page spread for an LDS magazine article, The New Era. For my magazine spread story, I chose to write to an audience of young adults and teenagers who are struggling with feeling down and are looking for happiness.

My first step in this project was to draft up some layout ideas. I really liked the idea of having one big image featured on one side of the magazine pages.

sketch

 

Here is the final product! I flip flopped the sides on my draft and changed the image placement. Once I started working on it my perspective changed which led to the new layout. I want to spread happiness and hope this spread shows that. I loved the image of the couple on that right that I found online and think it depicts happiness well. This project was easier than expected. I placed the background image across both pages of the spread because I loved the image so much. I then created a text box with two columns to display the article I wrote. I inserted two other images that represent happiness below the columns. I then focused on making a big title, I placed the four in it’s on text box so I could make it stand out larger.

 

Mag Spread Final jpeg2

Click the link below to see the InDesign File larger:

 Mag Spread Final Print

Critiques:

In my first draft the smaller images we stacked and against the page. Emma suggest I move them away from the page so I did that and put them side by side as well.However, I still kept them along the against the page, just on the bottom instead of the side because visually I felt it looked best.

Addyson offered the same suggestion and also offered that I should change my body copy font. I changed the font to a sans serif so it was easier to read. I love the simplicity the new font I chose offers and think it was a great suggestion from Addyson.

Fonts:

Title- Gotham

Body Copy- Gothm

Number 4- Neutra

Image Links:

https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-love-people-woman-53590/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-woman-couple-portrait-24948/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/sunglasses-trees-happy-glasses-58021/