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Magazine spread - Hess by Obsidian-Design Magazine spread - Hess by Obsidian-Design
"Another Fine Hess". Well, mess, in my case. :D

This isn't actually something I'm too proud of. Magazine layout is one of my weaknesses in design...which is why I do so many of them, to try and hone the techniques for making something readable.

As part of the design, I hand-drew the title instead of using the same damn typeface everyone else was in a slightly different way. I happen to think my type drawing skills are crap, and anyone who knows my actual drawing work would most likely agree. Pencil + my hand = wobbly line.

My original idea was to have two of Hess' illustrations fooling about with one of the pullquotes. One is pulling it, the other is holding it up. To give it a rhyme and reason, more of the text is put on that angle; on the next page (not uploaded yet) pullquotes are on the mirror image of that angle. The idea behind having the images indicate or play with text is to avoid sidelining Hess' art. Too many design students tend to sideline an artist's work in favour of their own design, thus eliminating the point of doing an article on the artist.

The colours - beiges and browns - are sampled directly from the illustrations themselves, in a lame attempt to associate the text more strongly with the images.

You won't see it here, but on the last page, the little cherub has been shrunk down and used as an end of story indicator.

So blah. A boring magazine layout.
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meylersmemoirs Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
I think its good man dont beat yourself up i like the point behind the quote being pulled and upheld.
binka4wing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004  Hobbyist
I personally don't think it's bad at all... although I think it'd be good if that first but 'from alcohol abuse... ... artwork around' would be better straightened, so that you only have ONE of the similarly coloured blocks on a slant. I'm not sure if that'd be any good, but the double slant doesn't look... right.
Obsidian-Design Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004   Interface Designer
That's actually the way I originally had it :rofl: Jo (tutor) told me to put more in so it doesn't look odd...I gave her an odd like for it XD There was only meant to be one random pullquote oO; But now there are four, to give it a 'reason'...x_x Personal taste always gets in the way of design, doesn't it? :dead:
binka4wing Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004  Hobbyist
:rofl: aiaue! It's still cool!! And I do like the 'Just Another Hess' writing! The pics are nicely done too :#1:
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