Task 2 - Extension
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.
•Bright colouring on the header and sub header
•Pull quote (text and colour)
•The header and the sub header text
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