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Facing Pages – International Biennale on Independent Magazines

Facing Pages – International Biennale on Independent Magazines

| March 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Facing Pages is the leading biennale on independent magazines in Europe. During several days the city centre of Arnhem will be transformed into a free haven for magazine makers and lovers. Facing Pages will host a symposium with lectures and magazine presentations, exhibitions, parties and more to celebrate the power of print!  Facing Pages, the […]

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Setting Body Text for Comfortable Reading

Setting Body Text for Comfortable Reading

| March 5, 2014 | 18 Comments

Probably the most important magazine page element is the body text or body copy as some refer to it. Magazine readers do not notice properly set body text. They notice nice images, powerful headlines, but they do not notice body text. And this is a good thing. Properly adjusted body text should be unnoticeable and it […]

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How to Make Dr. Oz Good Life cover Better?

How to Make Dr. Oz Good Life cover Better?

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last few weeks we have been writing a lot about cover pages. We presented what we thought were the best ones from the last year, we gave you some tips, and we introduced you to the cover page design. This post will discuss one that is, well, not that good. Yesterday I was reading an […]

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55 Best Tips for a Successful Magazine Cover

55 Best Tips for a Successful Magazine Cover

| February 18, 2014 | 10 Comments

After we introduced you to the world of magazine covers, this post will give you some general tips about cover design and headline writing. Of course you will have to be the judge if these concepts will work for your audience and we would like to point out that these are the concepts for magazines […]

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Create and Manage Content More Efficiently

Create and Manage Content More Efficiently

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, in a fast paced world of publishing, where you have to distribute your content to multiple channels, good organization and bullet proof workflow is essential. There are numerous tools out there that can help you and one of those is publishing planners and digital flatplans. One such solution is PagePlanner. Bad organization can affect […]

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Introduction to Magazine Cover Pages

Introduction to Magazine Cover Pages

| January 31, 2014 | 3 Comments

Magazine cover page serves several purposes. It sells the brand, it has to be visually appealing and different from the other cover pages on the newsstand to attract the new readers. On the other hand each new cover must be different from the previous issue but still familiar and recognizable to regular readers. It has […]

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Magazine Covers from 2013 That We Liked the Most

Magazine Covers from 2013 That We Liked the Most

| January 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Since this is a time of competitions and best of lists, we thought we should contribute in our own way. We do not think that these are necessarily the best magazine covers of 2013 since there have been so many great covers created this year, but this list is a selection of covers that inspired […]

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Overprinting Black

Overprinting Black

| January 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Overprint is a common mistake that happens a lot in print production. It is easy to avoid it but it is even easier to miss it. This is why you should carefully assign correct attributes to the objects and colors used in your design. Especially to the black colored objects and text. Overprinting is a […]

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Intro, Deck, Standfirst or Kicker

Intro, Deck, Standfirst or Kicker

| January 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

The element of a page that we will talk about today has many names. Some refer to it as deck, other as kicker, standfirst or intro. So many names for one single element which plays a big role in providing information and grabbing readers attention.  In this article we will call this element intro. Intro […]

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Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Workflow

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Workflow

| December 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

When starting out with Adobe DPS you may be confused how it all works and what additional tools are needed to produce your digital publication. In this post we will try to resolve this confusion and describe the tools needed to produce digital publications. To create digital publications you will be using InDesign, since version […]

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