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Magazine Columns – Backbone of Every Good Layout

Magazine Columns – Backbone of Every Good Layout

| April 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

Columns are essential tools to standardize your layout. They will help you in getting order and structure of your magazine, but do resist to imprison your thinking into standard format because rigidity dulls the creativity. To avoid that trap you can play with column width and shapes. You should treat each story as a separate […]

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Typographic Widows and Orphans

Typographic Widows and Orphans

| March 26, 2013 | 10 Comments

The problem that occurs in so many publications that I have seen, has nothing to do with the design, but is a problem of laziness and inconsistency. We call this problem “widows” and “orphans”.¬†   What are “widows” and “orphans”? Those are the words or just short lines of text consisting of few words at […]

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Preparation for the Design Process

Preparation for the Design Process

| March 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Design process can start when you gather all editorial materials because if you do not have everything set in place you will not be able to create best possible layouts. It is annoying when you start to work and you have to go back to the beginning of the process because new materials that have […]

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Setting the Subheads

Setting the Subheads

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Subheads are one of those page¬†elements with which you will work often and you have to know how to approach them and how to lay them out. Their role is to break up the text and to give readers some clue what lies in the following paragraphs. This is why subheads should have meaning since […]

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