Interesting and Inspirational Magazine Spreads

I picked this one because I like the way the type is centered. I’m not a massive fan of condensed typefaces but I think the title looks sophisticated here.
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http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/30-more-stunning-magazine-and-publication-layout-inspiration/

Here is some more centered type. Even though it looks really innocuous, I think it looks really sophisticated and it makes more of an impact because it’s really simple.
Magazine-Layout-Inspiration-by-Annabell
http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/30-more-stunning-magazine-and-publication-layout-inspiration/

I picked this one because I like the typeface used here. I like the little box with type inside it too.
Veronica Cordero
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Auckland-City-Editorial-Spread/8725979

I picked these two because I like the modern typeface and the centered type. I also notice that the image on the right has a white border around it.
Bomboland Bomboland2
http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/60-beautifully-modern-and-inspirational-magazine-book-layouts/

I picked these two because I like the modern typeface and the centered type. The only thing about centered type is I think it looks a bit austere and serious but I think the positives outweigh the negatives.
Anthony Neil Dart Anthony Neil Dart2
http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/54-fantastic-and-modern-magazine-design-layouts-to-inspire-you/

I picked this one because the image has a white border around it.
Sants Serif
http://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/54-fantastic-and-modern-magazine-design-layouts-to-inspire-you/

I picked this one because of the beautiful design on the front. I’m a big fan of bright colours against dark backgrounds. I’m hoping some of my designs will achieve a similar contrast. This design is very eye-catching.
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http://www.spd.org/2009/05/design-awards-travelfoodstill-1.php

I picked this one because of the way the columns are set out. I don’t feel this design is particularly great because it’s quite squashed up but I like the way the designer has arranged the columns in a creative manner. If the designer had of used more white space and less body text it could have looked good. Plus I don’t know why the columns have been arranged like that but at least the designer attempted something creative, even if it doesn’t really work very well.
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http://www.behance.net/gallery/Magazine-Layout-Mockup/7524185

I picked this one because it looks like the C is shaking. I picked the one below because of the large striking black shapes which I assume are type. Not sure if this kind of thing would be appropriate for my design.
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http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/c2/7f/14/c27f14b7d3a76c339acd2974ec609a6b.jpg

I picked this one because I really like the way the pull quote is blue and how the blue colour extends to the adjacent body text. It’s a really clever effect.
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http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9218374209353475/

I picked this one because I like the transparent and centered type.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/02/yrb-magazine-issue-301.html

I like this one because of the creative way the columns are arranged. I think this spread is more successful than the one above called ‘Paper Provokes’ because this one uses more white space and the elements can breath.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/03/fork-magazine-jessica-gillis.html

I included this one because I like the over sized apostrophe. It gives the page an interesting visual element.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/03/sustainability-report-mooi-design.html

Nice colourful type. If you look you can see an image of a distressed woman. The type reads ‘help for Japan’. Not sure what the white parts are meant to be. The colour combination is very striking.
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http://www.magspreads.net/2012/03/designcollector-printed-magazine-2012.html

I included this because of the centered type and the over-size ‘A’. It’s very striking. The use of the white space in the two spreads underneath is interesting.
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http://smadani.com/214-magazine/

Conclusion

I’ve been looking at how type can be centered. It looks minimal and makes an impact. It also looks sophisticated. I will see if I can use this in my ideas. It has also been interesting to see how graphic designers use white space.

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