Skate Mag

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  • Magazine Project for Studio II, everyone in class picked a subject followed by "Like a Pro" for the headline.
    My subject was Skateboarding, something I truly enjoy. This was the next step from the Symphony project with a main focus again on hierarchy and limiting design decisions.

    - Headlines
    - Experimental body text
    - Putting it together

    Headline Studies
    Required to have the headline, a subhead, and bylines.
  • Photographed my skate shoes to create the headline with the laces completing "Like a Pro". For the Subhead i used a script typeface to match the laces.
  • For this headline my idea was the progression of skate wheels, the wheels, then bearings, lastly ball-bearings. This was full bleed and used illustrator to create the subhead.
  • This was another idea for a headline that I did not end up using. Created with a drill press and scroll saw to cut out the letterforms, Skate was based on Futura.

  • Experimental Body Text
    Required to used all the latin text given for each spread and incorporate graphs in the text.
  • 3 Column, Justified, Line spacing.
    The pull quote and caption are part of the shoe and the graph is the lace rings.

  • 5 Column, Left Align, Icon Paragraph Breaks
    Baseline grid is on an angle trying to create a mega ramp feel.
  • 7 Column, Asymmetrical, Indent
    Skate wheels, graph built-in to the flow.

  • Putting it together
    Using the first two parts to create cohesive magazine spreads.
  • Rephotographed the "Skate" skateboard for these final spreads, Brodovitch inspired text.
    3 Column, Justified, Line Spacing
  • These spreads are more informational and straight forward. Simple concept of the shoes ties them together well, more image dominant than the last to spreads.
    5 Column, Left Align, Indent