I kept my color palette simple and effective in a classic red, white and blue motif. As the photograph is dominated by blue and tan, I went with a white nameplate for increased contract and to stand out among the other magazines. The word Wayfarer (meaning one who walks) is placed as red within the nameplate to draw attention to the sub heading. I designed a desert red, that harkens a deep cabernet sauvignon, that speaks to the affluent nature of the magazine’s intended demographic. I juxtaposed the color for the story lines to show their subordinate nature. For the “supervillian” feature story, I used white for the headline and an 80% grey for the sub-copy. Due to the fact that this is a photo cover, with minimal copy, I decided to keep the color palette simple and clean.
Below are some images from my moodboard/inspiration files. You will see the picture below in next weeks project.