Grid Layout Research (Environment Spread)

Here are some examples of Grid layouts:

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Some grid layouts for magazines are confusing and normally don’t use up all the grids that they used so then this makes a wide amount of blank space and it makes the layout look weird. But then there are simple and more effective grid layouts where there is only like 2 or 3 columns a page or the first page is just one big picture and the second page has all the text.

When looking at these 4 different layouts, i have came to the conclusion of that simple layouts is better and simple layouts is pretty much made out of 2-4 columns per page instead of 5+ as this makes the design a bit weird and it could ruin the layout of the magazine itself.

Out of the 4 layouts, i prefer this one:

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And the reason for this is because the layout is very simple and by this i mean that there is 3 long columns for where the text is to go without any separation of rows and on the first page there is a image of pretty much what the text is about and when it comes to my grid layout and design for my double page spreads, i would like to keep them clean and simple so this is what my style and layout will be like.

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This layout compared to the others is completely different and is made up of a lot of grids/columns. I don’t like this layout at all and the reason is because it doesn’t look neat and i think for a magazine layout, it is meant to be simple and easy to read instead of complicated and fancy. Although a magazine is meant to look nice on the outside and the inside but i believe keeping to a simple grid layout would be best for the audience as they are reading the text not looking at the design to see if it looks good or not.

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