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Photo Shoot Visual Research

Ideas and inspiration for the photo shoot for my article (models, mannequins and body image):   Giuseppe Mastromatteo Part of the ‘Indepensense’ 2009 This is a really clever and interesting surreal style of photography. It’s inspired me with ideas for the photos in my magazine article… I could have women holding up images of the ‘ideal’ […]

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Research for article

For our magazine design brief I am writing an article on mannequins and models and their effect body image. I have looked at the following websites for research into the topic and might quote some of the articles too. Below I have summarised each source, to show how it has informed me in writing my […]

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Art Direction

The Art Directors Handbook of Professional Magazine Design is a great book on how to do magazine design, with many great examples. It’s helped me think deeper about how I go about designing magazines, which I hope to apply to my design and art directing. Sketching: It’s important to sketch ides and layouts, but it […]

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‘Everybody is Beautiful’

    I came across this photo on a blog and loved the idea for my photo shoot. In an article about body image, it could look good to have photos of women holding  up words perhaps saying things like ‘confidence’ etc, things that are more important than a skinny waist, also by holding it […]

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Deeper Magazine

‘A mock publication design for a Luxury fashion magazine.’ by Aakansha Kukreja this publication is very minimal yet bold and quite surreal too.  I really like the composition and the art direction, with clear use of the grid throughout. There is a clear overall style and design ethos, which is coherant throughout, including use of space, […]

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Photography & Surrealism

The magazine brief’s aim is to contradict the conventional woman’s magazine in favour for a more clean cut, surrealist/ geometric style to reflect the nature of the content… so I’m looking at Surrealist style photography/photo editing for inspiration…   This is part of a fashion spread by Hamish Duda. I like how the photography has been cut […]

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Luciana Urtiga

Luciana Urtiga is a photographer who’s work has a very surrealist style to it. (Here are a selection of her photographs) Many of Luciana Urtiga’s photos use Surrealist ideas and styles, including juxtaposition and dream/unconscious elements. all these photographs include images of the body, most in abnormal way, this style could be used to provoke […]

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Monster Children Magazine

Monster Children Magazine is a quarterly lifestyle publication with a focus on surfing, skating, art, music, photography, and more…   Although the covers are varied issue to issue, within each issue is the style is coherent. Something different about this magazine is that they sometimes play with the orientation of type and image. Also the […]

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Pilot Magazine

These images are taken from Issue 6 of Pilot Magazine. Pilot magazine uses a lot of overlapping in its design. This is done very well and adds to the aesthetics of the design. It’s quite simple with use of colour and in its style, but this works very well and accompanied by black and white […]

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Anthony Neil Dart

Anthony Neil Dart is a designer who’s designed many magazines. I’ve looked at some of his designs that interest me and inspire ideas of our magazine design project. Metode These designs are both for Metode magazine and use contrasting black and white photography with brightly coloured shapes to create intriguing cover designs, accompanied by a […]

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Magazine Spread design

Some examples of magazine spread design I like:   Design of seasonal lookbooks for Springfield by Luis B Hernandez. I love the minimalistic, clean-cut style in these spreads. they are very readable and eye-grabbingly simple. Also, the page numbering is done very differently to conventional magazines, in quite a contemporary, yet aesthetically pleasing way. This […]

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Magazine covers using the same Masthead design

For the group magazine project, all 6 of us must produce a front cover using the same Masthead design. So I have looked at some examples of magazines that use the same masthead design, yet keep each cover exciting and different to the last…   Blend magazine (Dutch, established 2004, alternative lifestyle media) Blend magazine […]

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Feltron annual reports…

Nicholas Felton thinks a lot about data, charts and daily routines and below are some examples of this in some of his ‘Personal Annual Reports’. Using data from all sorts of things he has done in that year he creates graphs, maps and statistics. I want to ‘expose’ my life through a publication and this […]

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