- Student Examples
The design concept used for my magazine’s wordmark was professionalism, sophistication and high class. The magazine, “New York Elite” is a luxury style publication for New Yorkers who enjoy a feature story from an entertainment star, but incorporate elegance, fun, and high style to represent the company and its publications. Its target audience is sophisticated, career-oriented city people who have an understanding and appreciation of New York City arts, fashion and culture.
The wordmark is for a relatively young and new company. Yet, I wanted it to have some timelessness and old-fashions to it, as in an Old New York and New New York, though just as classy and elegant. In short, I wanted to be able to create a design that could be used for several years, and one that would lie, stand out, and read well on in both versions of the tablet’s layout. The wordmark looks great in white against the royal blue colored background.
The fonts pictures all worked really well together and hopefully viewers will enjoy getting their 411!
My magazine is called Funny Women, and as the title implies it focuses on women in comedy. This month’s issue features Kristen Wiig, who has done great things after leaving Saturday Night Live, and has many things in store for her like a cameo in Arrested Development and a movie with Will Ferrell.
I wanted my article layout to embrace her goofy side, but acknowledge that she is growing into more than a sketch comedian. My cover is simple, feminine, and shows a silly Kristen with pink bubblegum. But for the inside I used photos from her Marie Claire shoot, so we get an adult, sexier version of Kristen. The article is about her breaking free from SNL and the pictures reflect that. But, to not forget where she started, I added an interactive slideshow that takes you through some of Kristen’s best SNL characters and their memorable quotes. This pays tribute to where she’s from without taking away from her future.
For the most part the design is very simple. The colors grey and pink come both from the magazine cover and the Marie Claire shoot. While the primary colors of the shoot were blue and grey, I choose grey and pink because drew it together with the cover and also the color of her lips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lfCBJxa2L4 – buttons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsl85KSbwug – scrollable text
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