Technically a publication is:
- What is the focus?
- What is the style?
- Who is the audience?
-- Student Publication Design Gallery -- THE BOTB!
For this project you will need to carefully follow your design process. It is up to you to create a new fictitious magazine in an industry of your choice. Define the title, market, style, cover story, issue/date info, etc. The format size is also open to your choosing. These are all question that are a part of your design problem as ultimately your focus is obviously the actual cover design. You will create two different cover designs. One design may be image or illustration based but the second design must have a typographic design focus.
- research your industry and the publication that already exist
- create a title masthead
- develop and integrate a cover story
- establish a design concept based on cover story
- generate several design solutions for the two different cover stories of your two issues
- develop the two best solution with details in style, font, color, imagery
- Begin design creations
Here are some pages for inspiration or where you might begin your research.
While the task of publication design is open to personal interpretation and wild creativity, don't lose focus on creating an effective model of an authentic Magazine cover. This means you need dates, issue and volume, Cover Story, Issue theme or sub stories, all while maintaining an identity of sort between the two issues.
Completion: Did you go the extra 10%?...Then, complete your Project Page including the Reflection/Artist Statement, Final designs, and all sketchbook pages scanned and notated. Upload the TWO final jpg image files to my server for printing. Now inform The Captain of your completion to get the completion code.
Are you Proud of your finished Product?
I hope so because if you worked through the design process you are a success. Hopefully we will get this printed ASAP but don't hesitate to remind the Captain that its ready to print. Be Proud!
Go hang the finished piece on the Critique wall at the front of the classroom. Other's need to see what you have accomplished.
- Matte or Mount for BONUS LOOT: Matte or Mount Bonus
BONUS Self Assessment Loot:
After completion of your project and project page documentation choose one of the appropriate self-assessments for yourself. Consider the skill, craftsmanship, originality, and composition of your final Product: