Pixel To Print Magazine (University Final Project)

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  • Pixel to Print is a magazine that showcases creative talent found online in a unique way. I wanted the layout to be different from most magazines, so the first issue would be contained inside a tote bag. With the popularity of online magazines at the moment, with this magazine, I wanted to show the benefits of print and how good it can be to hold something in your hands, rather than show it on a computer screen.
    As the contents of the magazine were inside the bag, I used the front of the bag as the magazine cover. For this front cover I illustrated all the different things I had used during the project, CDs, computers, pencils, pens, etc. I put these illustrations around the simple logo I designed. I wanted the logo to be just typography, like most magazine titles are and I wanted it to be blocky and stand out.
    For the artist interviews, I used a layout which I thought would show the artists work best. Each was a booklet, which contained two interviews from certain artists/designers. The booklets then unfolded to reveal a poster of one of the artists. I asked these artists and designers 'what does art and design mean to you?' and put each of their answers on a postcard. Once these postcards were turned over and placed together, they made an A2 poster, which the reader could assemble and put on their wall. The poster was a quote about design from Oscar Wilde.
    Also included in the magazine was a small booklet named 'We heart', this contains film reviews, app reviews and other things that would interest creative people.

  • My Issue one cover design and what it looks like on a tote bag.
  • Artist interviews shown as an online magazine (rather than their actual format) so the interviews can be read.
  • 'We Heart' booklet, which is also contained in the bag.
  • The A2 poster, which is created when all the 'what does art and design mean to you?' postcards are turned over and placed together.
  • My work at my final exhibition in University.
  • The contents of the magazine were meant to look as if they were bursting out.
  • On the shelf I provided mini postcards of the Oscar Wilde quote poster I made, with a quote by me and my contact details on the back. There was also a bowl with stickers in and my business cards. Hanging off the shelf were three of my magazines for people to take a look at.