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Text Hyphenation

Text Hyphenation

| December 9, 2013 | 7 Comments

Hyphenation is a process of dividing the words at the end of the line of the text. It is symbolized by hyphen mark which is dividing the words by syllables. It is often adjusted together with justification settings and good setup of both settings should result in good flow and easily readable body text.  This […]

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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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All Hollow

All Hollow

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

All Hollow is an independent Romanian (written in English) fashion photography & design magazine (think Dazed and Confused meets Interview magazine), which has set out to curate original content coming from local and international creative communities relevant to the Eastern-European publishing market. It comes out quarterly and they’ve just printed the 4th issue.  The cover of All Hollow Summer Issue 2013 features Romanian […]

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[wherever]

[wherever]

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

[wherever]: an out of place journal is a print magazine of travel literature, travel culture, and travel politics. They assemble writing and artwork that are germane to movement, connections, transitions, and the general transience of the people, places, and things of the world. The magazine is distributed globally. [wherever] is a publication interested in inspiration, […]

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Huck

Huck

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

First magazine that we will present in our new “Editorial Design Inspiration” section is an award winning British magazine called Huck. For the last eight years their creative team has been designing independent film magazine Little White Lies and youth culture magazine Huck. HUCK is a global magazine exploring the many facets of radical culture, […]

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Setting up, Types and Description of Page Margins

Setting up, Types and Description of Page Margins

| May 16, 2013 | 9 Comments

Margins are very important part of any publication design. To set up a type and leading sizes you have to set up columns, and to set up the columns you have to start with proper margins. Margins contribute to the effect of the overall design and the white space surrounding them creates a sense of […]

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Magazine Spreads – Good and Bad Practices

Magazine Spreads – Good and Bad Practices

| May 4, 2013 | 6 Comments

Magazine spread is two pages that are next to each other. Each spread works as one unit. It is not two pages separated but two pages that work together to create one unit. When designing magazines it is vital to look at these two pages as one single element even if those pages are going […]

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Magazine Columns – Backbone of Every Good Layout

Magazine Columns – Backbone of Every Good Layout

| April 20, 2013 | 6 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 | 8 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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