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Blueprint

Blueprint

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is the first time that we present magazine that is no longer running. Unfortunately Blueprint magazine lasted only for 8 issues. Although it lived a short life it is still remembered and sadly missed. Blueprint was a bimonthly publication by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The first issue was released in 2006 and its targeted […]

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Structure of the Magazine

Structure of the Magazine

| October 14, 2013 | 11 Comments

Just like each page has its own structure so does the magazine. Todays magazines follow the same structure and although there are magazines that do not follow this approach we can say that this is a default one. In the future posts we will cover some of the pages presented in this article in more […]

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When and How to Redesign a Magazine

When and How to Redesign a Magazine

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today in modern magazine publishing, magazines are being redesigned every few years. I think we can call this 2013, a year of redesigns because so many famous magazines had opted for the change in the design (Inc., Men’s Health, MS Living, Lookbook, AdAge, Texas Monthly, Self, Stern… to name a few). Even legendary New Yorker […]

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What to Do With Picture Captions?

What to Do With Picture Captions?

| September 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Next in the series where we talk about page elements are picture captions. Believe it or not people really do read picture captions. Even more than intros or pull quotes. Pictures draw attention of the reader and picture captions describe the nature of the picture and this is why they should be treated with care.  […]

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FreeStyle Magazine

FreeStyle Magazine

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some time ago I stumbled upon FreeStyle magazine while browsing the internet. I think this is one of the most original magazines I have ever seen. It is not because of the topic they write about, it is because of the way how the topic is implemented into the production of the magazine, and I […]

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Tracking the Text

Tracking the Text

| September 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Tracking is adjusting the overall spacing of a group of letters, words or even whole paragraphs and blocks of text. Along with kerning, tracking is the most used feature when adjusting body text. Although tracking is also widely used in headlines and other textual elements, especially if the text element is bigger in size. Tracking, […]

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Preflight Options Explained

Preflight Options Explained

| August 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sending mistake free files to the printing house is a sign of a professionalism. Today there is a tool that can help you in this matter. It is a preflight option. It can help you to save time and  to avoid the mistakes that can sometimes be devastating for your publication. Back in the day […]

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Pull-quotes

Pull-quotes

| August 5, 2013 | 3 Comments

One of the page elements that brings visual power to the page is the pull-quote. Pull-quote is a display element which is used to attract the reader and to break up long blocks of text. The effect of pull-quotes depend on their attractiveness, both visual and textual. Regarding the text, pull-quotes have to be interesting, […]

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Columns pt. 2: Line Lengths and Column Width

Columns pt. 2: Line Lengths and Column Width

| July 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

This is the second post about columns. In the first one we talked about columns and how can you arrange them and how to position content inside them. This post will talk about the width of the column, line length and optimal character count inside them. Line length is basically the number of characters you […]

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HomeSapiens

HomeSapiens

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

What makes a house a home? With a family of architects and a degree in architecture between them, Thomas Manss and Enrica Corzani, after years of working with the world’s most famous architects, have decided to adopt Adele Bacci and Massimo Alvito’s project: HomeSapiens. “Norman Foster once said, “I believe the quality of our surroundings […]

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