The magazine layout that I choose is by Harun Ar Rashid. This magazine spread is from Behance.net. Harun Ar Rashid is a Graphic Designer with over 10 years of design experience. He has experience in Newspaper and Magazine design as well as Logo design and Brochure design.
In typography there are six groups of type faces. They are Oldstyle, Modern, Slab serif, Sans serif, Script and Decorative. The designer used the typefaces of Script and San serif in the magazine layout to create a contrasting title.
When you are using different types of typography it is important to choose ones that are contrasting. Type contrast is used to enhance communication as well as add an aesthetic appeal to the project. The designer on this project choose to use the contrast element of weight to his project. Notice how the title “The Mishaps and Memories” title is a lot thicker than the title above it. By using the element of weight it draws the readers eye to the thicker title.
In photography there are no rules. There are some guidelines that can be followed to enhance photos so that they look more appealing to the eye. The photo in the top right corner uses what is called the rule of thirds. The rule of 3rds is where the photograph is divide in to thirds both horizontally and vertically then the image is place within those lines. The Eiffel Tower image positioned within those lines.
Depth of field is were the object or person in front is the focal point and the background is blurred or it is far in the distance. The photographer in the photo in the bottom left corner had the man as the focal point and then the mountains in the background look blurred.
The first photograph uses rule of thirds. It is similar to the Eiffel tower photo. It probably would of look better to find an object that was taller like the Eiffel tower however the trees are tall. The second photo uses the concept of depth of field and would look good in the magazine layout in the bottom left corner because they are both depth of field and also using a person with the mountains in the background. The third photo could replace the ferris wheel photo because they are both circular and they both are cropped up close. The fourth photo uses the guideline of leading lines. Even though the magazine layout does not use this in the layout I feel that in would look good where the third smaller photo is in the magazine layout. I think that in would add to the layout and would look good.
Typography and photography work together and go hand in hand. The weight, size and typeface category can draw the readers eye to were you would like it to go. The same is with photography. By using different guidelines and concepts of photography you can create a concept and or a feeling to the reader.
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