For this project we were tasked to design and professionally print a magazine showcasing our Astate theatre department’s production of 1959 Pink Thunderbird. Each student was assigned a certain section which they would contribute with their own text and photos from that section.
I first started brainstorming by going through all of my old and current magazines. After becoming exhausted from not finding any for inspiration, I decided to go shopping for more worthy of a magazine. I found a really cool art magazine titled Hi-Fructose. The magazine had a very clean and post modern approach to displaying their content.
I decided to go with a post modern typeface for the title. I also illustrated the pink thunderbird to be geometric just like the issue of my inspiration magazine. Each page and spread was designed with square photos with red and gray accents separating the text.
One of the things I learned designing this magazine is that if you design your whole layout first without having all the content, you will probably be redesigning most of it. When I was anticipating a portrait oriented photo and then only receiving a landscape photo, I was faced with either cropping most of the photo or redesigning the spread.