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The Society of Publication Designers 50th Anniversary Competition

The Society of Publication Designers 50th Anniversary Competition

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As SPD  enters its golden anniversary, it is more committed than ever to put the focus of the competition on the work that has been produced, with a revamped approach that is designed to create a more level playing field for all participants. SPD believes that the new rules and structure of the SPD publication design competition, developed […]

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Joshua

Joshua

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

JOSHUA’s Magazine is a premium men’s lifestyle publication combining the most aspirational brands in Fashion, Well-Being, Sport, Art, Design, Motoring, Drink, Food & Technology. Its intention is to recreate the same feeling of wonderment and excitement that was once experienced as a developing mind gazing through magazines of old; their hued perspectives on brands, people […]

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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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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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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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Digital Publishing Checklist

Digital Publishing Checklist

| November 12, 2013 | 5 Comments

I am sure many of you wonder how to approach the still new and confusing world of digital publishing! It is so easy to get lost in all those numbers, aspect ratios, resolutions, orientations, devices. In this article we will try to make your life easier and to describe some of the things that you […]

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Introduction to Digital Publishing

Introduction to Digital Publishing

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Digital publishing is the future of magazine publishing. At least we all hope that it is! Tablet devices, although only a few years in circulation, have spread around the globe and have become new toys that we all love to fiddle with.  Almost simultaneously with the arrival of the first tablet, the iPad, magazine publishers […]

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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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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 | 0 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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