Page layout task 2 (extension)


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Page layout task 2 (extension)

  1. 1. Page Layout Task 2 - Extension Patrick Gouldsbrough
  2. 2. On this page layout, I decided to go for thin spaces between the grid slots, instead of a 5mm gap on my initial layout. I did this, firstly, because it left some white space, which I wanted, I felt the first layout was too cramped. The smaller gap, along with a different grid layout, allowed the sections to not be equal, so it made a large middle section for images. I have moved the header down and into the picture. This action is due to this extension task been all about breaking the rules and been experimental. The ‘guilty’ text gives more of an impact to the image which it now anchors, instead of been a stand alone image. A pull quote has been added to the layout also. This is mainly because on the first layout, there was only the rhetorical ‘guilty’ that could entice the consumer, now there are a number of techniques that do so. These include: •Bright colouring on the header and sub header •Pull quote (text and colour) •Images •The header and the sub header text
  3. 3. To further my understanding of page layouts, I was provided with some experimental layout examples. The image above demonstrates how producers of these articles can entice and make the articles look effective and experimental. After viewing this particular example, out of all the ones I viewed, I decided I wanted to try and emulate a few techniques of the layout. The imagery framed in a circle is effective and works very well if you want to portray a group as individuals, instead of a group. The idea of one of the images been upside down also appealed to me. This is a very unconventional and effective technique to use, due to normal magazines and newspapers not wanting to be experimental. However, the upside down image will make the consumer question the article, while also subconsciously viewing the article at the same time. Different fonts and text size normally differentiates the titles and main body, but in this article, it was used to highlight and break up the text. As soon as you start reading the columns of text, your eyes are immediately drawn to the different font on the page, not the normal font. The white space of the overall layout, along with the single line of text is a feature I emulated, but didn’t particular like to use. I emulated the technique because the white space on my first layout was non existent, so a layout at the other end of the spectrum was a good idea, just to compare. This was the only feature I disliked about the layout and the thing I would try and change if I repeated the task again. Single page layout Double page spread layout version
  4. 4. Original My Version