The following are some examples of the general layout used in the design of a magazine.
Conventional layout designThe design of this type can be said to be the most simple among others. In this type of layout, the title is usually placed in the upper left corner, as the reader will see the first part of which. This design is ideal to use for publication, in which the reader is interested and in need of the information provided.
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Classic layout designThis type of layout is commonly used as a medium of publication; it is not too different from the conventional Design. Except for Classic Design, the title is placed in the middle and at the top of the page, while for body text usually arranged into two equal columns. This layout is a relic of the era of tin printing machine that still remain in use to this day.
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Modern designThis design first appeared on the '70s era in which at that time people began to dare to abandon the old model of the design, such as a single column. In contrast to previous designs, this type of layout displays more images. But not only images, typography also began to be used, such as a thick line elements which is useful in giving emphasis on the field of publication.
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Technical designThis design is very suitable for those who are practical and forward logic. Why? Because this usually use the clear laying numbers and tend to stand out, also showing only the even pages only, because the reader does not proceed to the next page after reading an existing page. This design typically does not contain a lot of text, so that the reader stay focused on the content of the magazine. Usually the reader does not read the contents in sequence but they will read any topic they like.
Aggressive designFor those of you who want to apply this kind of design you have to tend to insert large images. But it's not just the large images. If you want a determination, you can display an image as the background of your article. However, you need to consider when using this type of layout. This layout is likely to require a very bold typeface, if necessary stark contrast of the image colors. The use of this aggressive design is 20% of the entire magazine page.
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Juvenile designThis design is generally intended for adolescents with the goal of taking their attention to read it. This design commonly uses large text with larger images, or sometimes using many smaller images. Type fonts for headlines typically use standard options, such as Serif and San Serif. As for the body text generally use one point size larger so that the reader does not experience boredom in reading text that is too much.
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Young and Fun DesignsUnlike the Juvenile Design, it’s a little more mature, with the impression that not too childish. This is where you can do things differently from others. Experimenting without ignoring the element of harmony in the principles of graphic design.
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Young & Feminine DesignsYou can surely guess its segment. Yes, young lady. This type of layout is a mix between Young and Fun Design and Aggressive design, but using only soft and young elements. And usually, this layout utilizing rich color illustrations, but minimizes the contrast to make it look soft and feminine.
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Well, what do you think? What kind of design would you use to create a magazine? Whatever design you want to apply of course it should be according to the magazine content. Good luck!Here are some awesome references on when you might want to use magazine template:
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