All posts tagged magazine design

Ad Age goes edgy with ‘Digital Issue’ cover lettering

This week’s cover of Advertising Age (a past client that I watch regularly) provided a bit of a typographic shocker: a chaotic digital font (or is it a font?) overlaid on a cast photo from MTV’s “Skins.” The headline: THE DIGITAL ISSUE (an annual affair for Ad Age). The subhead: “Your consumer’s brain on digital: […]




From a campus mag, a word-visual marriage to learn from

Sharp, focused, relevant words, married up with fun, surprising, captivating imagery – what more could you ask for from a magazine? Over the years it has seemed like pulling teeth to get that out of some of my professional clients, but the student staff of INSIDE magazine at IU-Bloomington (some of whom I have mentored […]




Magazine redesign: Anatomy of a news page makeover

News pages of Hispanic Business, before redesign. Click twice to enlarge




Magazine redesign: Anatomy of a travel page makeover

Travel page of Hispanic Business, before and after redesign. Click twice to enlarge [2nd of 2 parts: See related entry on magazine news page design]




The redesign client weighs in: On working with a consultant

The following article is republished with permission from the Spring 2011 issue of Signature, the flagship magazine of Association Media & Publishing that provides practical information and news about the association publishing industry, addresses current issues and technology, and keeps members abreast of new developments. It was written by Carla Kalogeridis, editorial director of Association […]




The consultant weighs in: Inside the redesign process

When the publishing team at Catholic Health World decided they were ready for a new look, nothing was off limits to change. As a result, they ended up with just the fresh, contemporary design they were hoping for. The following article is by Carla Kalogeridis, editorial director of Association Media & Publishing, and was published […]




Magazine design: Inside pages are important, too!

Everyone loves magazine covers, right? (Check out CoverJunkie!) But in the cult of magazine design and redesign, not enough love seems to be given to inside pages. I’ve updated my Flickr gallery of magazine pages from redesign clients to show not only covers but inside pages – TOC pages, news pages, some of them quite […]




A TOC alternative: Ad Age’s Programming Guide

The 2006 Programming Guide debut (click twice on all images for larger detail). To view the evolution of this feature, keep reading … EARLIER HERE I’ve shared my thinking that, for many publications, the notion of a Table of Contents is outdated. Why repeat every single headline on a TOC when A) several or even […]




I want to design a startup newspaper or magazine: Where to start?

So you want to design a startup newspaper or a brand-new magazine? You may wish to try this yourself, or considering hiring someone to create prototypes and a template for you. Here are some thoughts and links to get you going, from Ron Reason News Design. (I have designed quite a number of startups, as […]




I want to redesign my newspaper or magazine: Where to start?

So you want to redesign your newspaper or magazine? You may be tired of the old look, or confronting a technical change such as a change in your page size. Or you may be considering putting your publication up for sale. Here are some thoughts and links to get you going, from Ron Reason Consulting. […]