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Year 2 – Layout for Print

Overall in conclusion I am extremely happy with the outcome of my magazine and what I have achieved. I didn’t get off to a good start as I may have interpreted the brief slightly wrong. However after finishing all other assignments I put 100% focus on to this magazine.

What I learnt

I learnt a number of things whilst doing this assignment. How to make a make a magazine, how to interpret a re-design brief, the steps to go through when re-designing and technical skills in InDesign.

Doing this assignment has made me more aware of the research which should be carried out and this will definitely help me in the future when working on projects with clients, agencies etc.

What I struggled with

At first I struggled with the brief as I may have interpreted it differently for some reason. At the start I didn’t know which magazine to redesign, I could easily have chosen a completely bad designed magazine however I wanted a challenge to redesign something which wasn’t too easy.

I done a lot of research on the NYLON magazine before choosing it for my assignment. The main thing is that I learnt a lot from this assignment šŸ™‚

If I had a chance to do this again I would probably change the font size on some of the pages such as the contents page as I think it may be a bit too big.

These are my final 3 front covers which I have designed. The first one is the cover which I have decided to use for my final magazine print.

As I stated before I didn’t want too much text on the front as I think it ruins the look, especially when i’m going for a posh, clean look.

Model Sophia Christodoulou is featured on all 3 covers as she is in the main feature. All magazine main features are related to the image on the front cover.
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Below is a contents page I found when doing research. I really like the way this spread is layed out and really bring the image alive. The content and the image are both fitted in areas where the both work well.

83a2591f4fcf5a0ea4410dc2adc7e806Below is a spread of my contents page which I designed for my re-designed magazine. I have used a very big close up image of a fashion model and working the content around the models’ face.

Contents

This is my spread for Get The Look. In the current NYLON magazine they have the US prices only when it’s being sold in UK? Which doesn’t make sense at all. Also the layout is too tacky in my eyes.

So with this spread I decided to have the photo of the full outfit being worn and then to show each item and the price in both British Pounds and US Dollars.

NYLON version

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My redesign

Get the look

TheseĀ areĀ front covers which I am heavily inspired by. They are very sleek with very good layout design. As you can notice all of these covers don’t have a lot of text.

The current NYLON magazines all have a lot of text which covers the whole front cover, NYLON has beenĀ criticized for this a number of times. So I have decided to go for front covers with not much text.Ā 
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