Getting a final outcome back from print is one of the most exciting parts of a project and I’m so happy with my printed magazine!
I was under the impression that once I’d ‘finished’ the PDF document for my magazine I could send it off for printing and that would be that. Obviously, that was never going to happen but I had the hope in my soul…
The step between my first InDesign development post and this one in a way looks like a big leap but much of the document was set up in regards to margins and guidelines; the colour palette and art direction was then pulled across the various pages.
Since sketching out potential layout ideas and developing my front cover, I’ve had time to complete two spreads and two single pages which have completed the recipe aspect of the magazine.
Something that I’ve definitely learnt while being in uni is the importance of planning and not just jumping straight into designing digitally.
The magazine I’m making consists of vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (obviously there’s more than that but this is a large element). From researching different ways of illustrating food I think I found my own way of heightening the recipes and page layouts.
For the magazine I’m producing, I’m looking at making it for everyday people. Busy people. Those that don’t need to have a nutritionist or personal trainer (it’s rich because I do use a personal trainer). But it’s not going to use a celebrity or perfectly toned bodies.
The Final Major Project aims to bring together the skills we’ve learnt while being at London Met so a large part of this project is taking into consideration the materials, processes and printing such as the first brief had us explore. I like to think that I’ve learnt about printing publications since being in the… Read More Ellipsis: Potential Printing
Looking at independent magazines and thinking about how I can produce something niche or not as I want I’ve decided I’m going to focus on the health of young and busy people.
Perhaps up until this point, I’ve lost illustration a little. It’s taken a bit of a backseat to producing publications over the last two years. Therefore as part of my Final Major Project, I wanted to find a way of including illustration without it feeling really forced.