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Practical points for producing perfect publications
Part 2 - Page Furniture
Did you know that magazines had ‘furniture’? In this blog I’ll share with you all the things you need to consider to help your readers navigate through your publication.
‘Page furniture’ relates to the design elements of your magazine or newspaper which give your readers recognisable clues on how to navigate through the pages. The design and style should reflect the tone of your magazine and be mindful of the needs of your audience.
Your page furniture should be consistent in every edition of your publication and have a considered approach in line with your design style and ethos. Think about how your page furniture works with your typefaces, grid and colour scheme.
On the cover:
Somewhere on your cover, you may also need to include the date, price, issue number,
ISSN number and bar code.
In the early pages of your publication you may also want to include the following:
Discuss your design style with your creative director. Will every page have a unique design reflecting the article or will all your layouts follow the magazine style?
Examples shown are from GQ Magazine and the University of Dundee publication The Magdalen.
Read more about magazine design in “So you want to publish a magazine” by Angharad Lewis.
Resources – learn more…
So you want to publish a magazine – Angharad Lewis
Magazine Designs That Work, Stacey King
Making and breaking the grid, Timothy Samara
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