Hai guiiiiise. This is my attempt at a tablet mag. I chose to do a mag based on the idea of smoking culture – both illegal and legal. Hope y’all enjoy it.
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Originally my website was extremely outdated and boring. I took professor Harpers comments into consideration and I decided to listen to him and change around the layout of the website. The pictures needed to be more predominant, the logo made the website look childish, and the color scheme made the website look unprofessional. I took all of those ideas and changed them around to create a new and improved version of my original work. I took away the glow and heading bar and moved it more over to the left, and I made the icons of the social media sites smaller so they wouldn’t take over the page and stand out too much.
For my tablet design I decided to do an article about Alexandra “Aly” Raisman, Olympic gold medalist. After the entire world not believing that she could make it to the Olympics, she proved everyone wrong and won two medals, one gold and one bronze. I wanted to create a magazine that really embodied her accomplishments by making it extremely clean cut, and patriotic. I chose to make the colors red, white, and blue the main focus to show her devotion and pride that the United States had and felt for her. The title “Gold” came from her overall accomplishments that she achieved during her Olympic games.
This magazine is targeted to reach any audience or demographic. The Olympic games are enjoyable for anyone to watch so I wanted to make sure my tablet design was easy enough to navigate through for even the most beginner of iPad users. With navigational arrows on each page, jump pages and the classic play button on the video, any user with any computer knowledge will be able to understand my design and the content that is on it.
I decided to use the same typeface on the entire web design. However, I decided to play around with bolds and sizes for different parts of each page, but the ITC Serif Gothic std stayed constant throughout the project. I felt that it was so easy to read and clean cut that it would have been distracting to switch up the font.
I found my pictures from google from various photographers and sites; some were from Fanpop, Justjared, and Flickr. I also found my video from YouTube, and extreme sports channel.
Here is my tablet design. I decided to do it on the Boston Marathon because I wanted to do something current and relevant. Enjoy!
My magazine is targeted towards anyone living in or out of the Caribbean that want to stay updated with Caribbean news. My magazine is called VIBES because in the Caribbean “vibes” is a word used to describe a feeling or the atmosphere. It highlights the “good vibes” (accomplishments and successes) of Caribbean-born people.
The typeface most dominantly used in my magazine is “Avenir.” This typeface, in particular, is my favorite because it is well-suited for any type of article. It is simple and I prefer that. I used Avenir for all of the text, except for the opening pages of the article. My pull out quote includes a Serif typeface called “Bodoni SvtyTwo OS ITC TT.” I chose to use it because it differs from all of the other san serif typefaces, giving it that extra emphasis. The “Copper Std” quotation marks were used for extra emphasis as well because they are big and bold.
All of my photographs were chosen from a local Trinidadian photographer, Laura Ferreira. Her work has always intrigued me and right before I began working on this project she uploaded photographs that she had taken of Anya Ayoung Chee, the subject of my article. I looked through multiple photoshoots that Laura had done with Anya and I was absolutely blown away. I had to use her work because even though Anya remained the main subject, all of the photographs were so different.
I decided to base my story on her because of her successes in America through Project Runway. She now has clothing products that are sold in Saks and Pepperlime. This is huge for the Caribbean and being able to show our unique culture through different mediums is interesting. After Anya won the first place on Project Runway, Caribbean Beat (our airline’s magazine), published an article about her, which is the article I used.