Creative review double page spread research

I went on the internet to look for interesting and inspiring magazine layouts to help me create a page layout that is eye-catching and also easy to read. From the research i got, I looked at layout of the images and text so that I can develop my double page spread layout knowledge. A pattern in these double page spreads is that most of them have an image covering the first page with the article on the next, with drop capitals included for the beginning sentence. Most of the text is positioned in the bottom two thirds of the second page split into two paragraphs.

carbon-connection

From this design you can see that half the page has an image on it with a structured template over the top drawing the audiences eye to the centre of the image as well as the headline as well. The text has been positioned so that it is formed around the template shape to give the article a more interesting shape. The use of the coloured drop capital brings the reader’s eye to the beginning of the main article.

breaking-new-ground

From this layout you can see that the background image is a cityscape that covers the whole double page spread with what looks like marks where the image has been torn. From the double page spread the headline to the article is featured on the first page as well as a sub heading inside of the torn areas which is where all the text is positioned. All the text in the article is coloured white to stand out against that background.

a-piece-of-pierce

This double page spread has all the images in black and white which shows that the designer kept his colour scheme with the main image of the of the artist covering the whole first page with a quote just under his face, the other half of the double page spread is coloured to look similar to the first page. The headline of the article is coloured yellow so that it stands out against the dark grey background. The main article is split into two large columns of text which are coloured white so that they can be read easily against the dark grey background.

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