Below is my final layout for the double page spread and a commentary of it broken down in to certain aspects of the layout. Copy and Images: With the copy there was only a slight bit of undermatter at the end of the article, however it luckily fitted together pretty well so it was not … More Visual Communications: Double Page Spread Broken Down.
This week the tutorial looked at different platforms along with their advantages and disadvantages that they have. As I have mostly written for online publications, I find that this is the easiest to write for as it gives you the most freedom and with sites such as ISSUU, it is easy to create your own … More Visual Communications:Platforms.
Below is my article for my double page spread, with the planning that I did previously I found this article fairly easy to write. Cons, They are a Changing. As Comic Con embraces the mainstream, is it leaving behind its Comic Book roots? Possibly the most anticipated event on any committed geek’s calender, Comic Con … More Visual Communications: Double Page Spread Article.
As mentioned in the previous post, the week before we have to plan the creation of a magazine and an article to go along with it. Below is a short recap of the direction I intended to go with my magazine. Name: Planet Pop-Culture. Demographic: A magazine dedicated to all things pop-culture, from comics and … More Visual Communications: Magazine Presentation.
In our tutorial this week we have to create a magazine, its name, its demographic, its grid and front along with other things and therefore create a short article to go along with this. My Magazine: Name: Planet Pop-Culture. Demographic: A magazine dedicated to all things pop-culture, from comics and games to tv and films … More Visual Communications: Creating a Magazine.
For this week, the tutorial consisted of feature writing and planning our article. As a budding journalist, it is essential that I know who to write a feature article; not only so that I can do this for my double page spread, but also for the future purposes. As I have already had various articles … More Visual Communications: Feature Planning Writing and Making Decisions.
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 … More Visual Communications: Grids.
This week consisted of getting to know the basics of the program what we will be using to produce our double page spread, Indesign. Apart of the Adobe family, Indesign is a fairly quick and simple way of producing layouts for articles and other forms of publications. I felt that this program, although at times … More Visual Communications: Getting to know Indesign.
This week revolved around making typeface and how it can resonate when communicating a message in the copy. This was something that I knew relatively well already having touched on it when I was studying A Level Media. With our all-round utter distaste for fonts such as Comic Sans, we agreed that the typeface depends … More Visual Communications: Fonts and Making Text Fit.
The second tutorial of the Visual Communications module focused on magazine structure and how this is processed based on the usual release of each issue for a magazine. This was to help us understand the simple production of putting together an issue, as there must be a balance of content in order for the readers … More Visual Communications: Magazine Structures-Magazine Processes.