Archive for January 21, 2010
Sage Media Design created this cover and inner page for Glow magazine. I like the rhythm and continuation created by the white branches on the model. The lines and contrasting round berries move the reader’s eye along. The photos on the inner page also show rhythm because they form a Z-shape. In addition, I like the harmonious color scheme.
I thought this magazine layout by Bryan Blake for his school project was different and creative. He used typography, color, simple shapes and repetition to energize his design. The large photo illustration draws focus, and the pull quote on the inner layout pulled interest to the content. I also thought the contrast between bright color and black and white added to the alternative rock feel of the piece.
Tyler Denis’ layout created for his Web site, Denis Designs, uses its photo and headline as dominant focal points. I like the contrast between the title case and all caps in the headline. I also think this layout gives the feel of being outdoors or looking through a window and wishing to be outdoors, both of which fit an article about golf. The design complements the content.
Tyler Post designed this page for his portfolio on newspagedesigner.com. I like the dramatic action this layout generates. The photo illustration highlights the contrasting colors and figure-ground relationship of the two teams. The lower half of the layout also contains some photos to balance the strong package.
I’m not sure who designed this page from newspagedesigner.com, but its dominant photo of Florida State’s coach Bobby Bowden caught my eye. The harmonious color scheme works well with the blues of Bowden’s eyes and jacket. The photo practically jumps off the page due to the figure-ground relationships between it and the background typography. The typography also produces rhythm with its different alignments and contrasting colors and sizes. In addition, I like how the designer used the typography in his layout to give facts relevant to the story.