For this week, we looked into grids and how this can aid us when making our double page spreads. This is something that I personally feel before learning about them was not really needed when planning a layout for a magazine, as I think that it is better for the layout to have freedom when being created. However, as I learnt throughout this tutorial, it is not entirely essential for the grid to be fixed.
The Design Framework:
- The first element of any magazine design is to formulate a grid.
- It helps define what goes where on the page
- Can be implausibly simple of complex
- Can give you flexibility or restraint
- Makes layout easier
- Makes content easier to locate
- Helps keep design consistant
- Creates brand identity
- Looks good
Breaking the Grid:
- Stops things from looking boring
- Brings back creativity
- Add dynamism
- Add emphasis
Break Grid with?
- Call outs
Using the materials provided, we were then asked to create a spread using the grid formula of our choice. I felt that this was a lot harder than the task of the previous week due to the creative restraint the grid provided me. I broke the grid quite a bit with pictures and the headline, however I feel that this is the best I could do with the materials provided. It has taught me that I must calculate my layout for the double page spread correctly in order to obtain the quality within my work. overall I found this tutorial to be very informative despite not entirely grasping the grid formula very well, I hope that my understanding of this will get better as the weeks progress so that I can use this on my double page spread correctly.