Spring Recess Assignments

magazine pagesI know it’s been awhile, but spring recess is a good time for us to catch up on our journal items. Our next class will be Friday, April 25th. When you return, please have the following journal assignments complete.

For the following assignments, use a magazine (tear the page out or photograph it) and type  out your responses.

  • Text Wrap—Find a magazine page with at least one graphic image on it. Describe the relationship between graphic image and the text on the page. Is the image contained inside a rectangular image box, another shape or did it require a clipping path or mask? How is type reacting to the shape?
  • Your Aesthetic—Look at ads, magazines, books, and other printed pieces that have typography as a main component. Choose something that you are attracted to, and explain why. You only need to write 1 or 2 paragraphs.
  • Look at a print & website combo (a printed magazine and its online counterpart).  In 1 or 2 paragraphs, describe the similarities and the differences.
  • Multi-Page Continuity—Find a magazine or brochure  or booklet that is saddle-stitched. Type a 1-page paper about how the pages flow in terms of typography, imagery, and actual content. What items, if any, seem to be common among the multiple pages?