Tonight, in class, we discussed all of the key components of our magazine project. There are a lot of little things that will add up but I believe if I stay on top of it, it shouldn’t be that big of a problem. I think I want to have my magazine be over the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center here on UNI’s campus. There are a ton of awesome young entrepreneurs that have their offices in that space and I really want to bring awareness to not only them but the amazing opportunity setting right on the edge of campus. After hearing more about the specifics of the project, we dove into two presentations that went over design styles and how to structure our magazines. An example of something we learned about, were picas and how they are measured in current and past times.
- Modern Broadsheets
- Width – 72 picas
- Height – 131 picas
- Columns – 4 -6
- Width – 66 picas
- Height – 102 picas
- Old Broadsheets
- Width – 142 picas
- Height – 174 picas
A few tips that were discussed are:
- Vary column count to get different look
- If small text, tight lending
- Display text = bigger body text
- Hammer Head Title = 1-2 words, 2-3 columns
I have a ton of notes I took in my notebook and I am sure they will come in handy when I get more into the actual creation of the project! They will also come in handy when planning the lay out of my magazine and what types of pictures to take and where to place them!