Here is just a quick visual diagram of how I’ve taken elements of an article and used it to create my double-page spread but in an original way. Using it as a template simply allowed me to get everything into a layout where it would look like a magazine article allowing me to work within it to create my own unique article. Overall I thought this was a very good way of achieving the look of a real magazine and has result in what I feel is quite a successful looking article.
Using this article as my starting point for my magazine I came up with this draft of how to layout my magazine making sure to take account for the size and measurements of the areas.
I really wanted an interview with my main actor similar to this…
So I got in contact with Graham on Facebook to get an interview and he was happy to agree.
And here is the final interview in the article…
A big problem I found was finding which font to use until I found this article on it which informed me that Helvetica, Trajan, Garamond, Futura, Bodoni, Bickham Script Pro & Frutiger were popular fonts for magazines and graphic design in general. I decided I liked the look of Futura the most so I used that for my titles.
However I still needed to find out a good font to use for the bulk of the text and what sizes they should be, thats when I found this forum…
One responder put up this very handy response which I used as the basis for my magazine.
Using this guideline really helped me get the professional look to my magazine article that I was after.
So anyway here is a video on the full process of making the poster sped up 10,000 times!
And here is the article…
I’m really happy with the way its turned out and I think its been very successful in emulating a real magazine article!
Today Courtney and myself looked through a number of magazines to get an idea of what to include.
- Only one or two pictures – which includes the main actors in the film.
- Simple colour scheme – Red, White, Black & Grey
- Highlighted ‘talking points’ – [I’d like to do something similar to break up the article]
- A ‘interest curve’
- Star Rating and Tagline including information on release date
- Interesting bits of text repeated much larger and bolded to draw attention to key points in the article.
Overall I think on the style front I shall be including the style points of the following: Only one or two pictures, a simple colour scheme, a star rating, a talking point/feature of some kind and the quoted text
Courtney also found out what is included within the actual writing of the article.
Writing the Article…
Here is what Courtney found and she followed this to write the article for the film. Which you will be able to read soon!