Making the Music page

I decided to do an article on Coachella as I kept seeing it being mentioned on the internet. I’d never heard of it before so I hope others would like to discover it too.

I looked at a number of different pictures to see which would be the most eye-catching to use. Here are some of the pictures I looked at but didn’t end up using.
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http://killingthecabinet.com/the-30-days-of-coachella/

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http://www.soulculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Festival-Coachella-2011.jpg

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http://jadorais.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/img_1253.jpg

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http://jadorais.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/img_1286.jpg

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http://jadorais.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/img_1133.jpg

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http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/DXcOI0_Kf8a/Coachella+Valley+Music+Arts+Festival+Day+3/NgKL4uhNVLp/Cullen+Omori

Here are the pictures I did use. I used this picture because the Ferris wheel is quite a spectacle.
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http://imgix.8tracks.com/i/000/177/290/c/coachella-500-4074.jpg?fm=jpg&q=65&w=1024&h=1024&fit=max

This huge snail moves around the festival. I thought it was something different and eye-catching so I included it.
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http://music.uk.msn.com/features/coachella-2013-the-best-pictures-from-this-years-festival?page=8

I thought this would be perfect because it has enough space for the title.
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http://www.wired.com/listening_post/2008/04/coachella-aphex/

For the right hand side column I used this image as it links back perfectly to the subject of the article.
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http://www.thisoutfit.com/?attachment_id=1417

Iggy Azalea is a popular singer so I thought I would include her. She looks beautiful and eye-catching in this picture.
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http://fefesiriano.com/2012/03/27/magazine-fab-iggy-azalea-dawn-richard-melanie-fiona-nicki-minaj/

Here is how the layout looked when I started the design. I used the text from the previous article as a template to design around.
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The typeface I decided to use was Pluto Bold in 48pt. I used this one because the C has an interesting shape. Since music festivals are interesting and different I thought the two would go well together.
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Here (below) is how the design looked at the time of the crit on the 13th May. I wont talk about that here as I made a separate post about that.

Here you can see I have made some changesI brought the menu down a little bit on the left. I did this through my own reflection, not because of feedback. I just didn’t like the way it looked like it was glued to the black border. It looked squashed. So I brought it down a touch.
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Here is how the design looks now. As you can see I have made further changes. At the crit the tutor said its better to avoid large columns of text so I made the large columns at the bottom of the page into two smaller ones which will be easier for the audience to read.
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I think this design has been successful and I’m happy with it.

Here is where I got the article from for the music page.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/coachella-2013-day-1-review-439069
http://entertainment.time.com/2013/04/23/coachella-2013-recapping-the-music-festival/
http://www.popsugar.com/Celebrities-Coachella-2013-29347207

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