Conventional Magazine

The brief for this day project was to create a conventional magazine cover in pairs. We had a choice of topics to choose from, we chose astronomy as we thought it was the most interesting out of the choices.

We first looked up at a list of astronomy terms which the magazine could be called and decided on Parallax. Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight. We chose this because me and my partner thought we could do something interesting when we create our unconventional magazine.

Initial ideas and sketches started to take place and were swaying towards having the masthead running down the side of the page instead of being conventionally at the top of the page. After that was decided upon research into astronomy started to take place to see what was happening in the latest news. From this we found our main cover line which was the emergence of a new planet, Rouge Planet 9. This then linked to the main image which was of the planet looking on towards Earth, almost intruding on it. I feel this is emphasised as it comes over the boarder. To separate the cover lines we added a faint box with a red outline to make it look more techy and just give it another dimension, making it look less flat. The colour yellow was used becasue it stands off the page and makes it easy to read from a distance. Our final additions were just the standard information and items such date, bar code and issue number. This was just to make it look realistic and as if it could be on a shop shelf.

If I was to redo this day project I would try some alternate colours just to see how it looked and if there were any other combinations that would work.


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Jacob G-D

Hi!! I'm Jake, I am 20 year old and a Graphic Communication student in my second year currently at Cardiff Metropolitan University. On this blog I will post snap shots and explanations of my work during my time at university.

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