Friday, May 15, 2009

Design for Journalists Project #2

Hey Bloggy Friends,

I'm sure you're happy to find yourself at the end of another week. The weather is great in Philadelphia today. It's a little sticky, but I don't mind it so much.

I've been very productive this afternoon. I took Alan to work this morning, drove to the grocery store to get our weekend shopping out of the way, and took six big bags of clothes to Philadelphia AIDS Thrift. Now I'm just chillin' at home, so I thought I'd share the second of my design projects with you.

This was one of my favorite assignments. We were asked to create a layout for the cover of a magazine. I was inspired by THIS cover while waiting in line at the grocery store, so I used it as a guideline for my own. My goal was to keep it minimal, sexy and informative. We were required to have three headlines, a photo and of course a title.

I decided to use one of the photos from the promo shoot we did for my radio show, Fabulously Focused. I thought it would make it more fun to use images that were personal, and besides, who doesn't want to see themselves on the cover of a magazine? I designed it as if it were a college publication, specifically geared to inform students about the broadcasting projects of their peers.

I was pretty happy with the way it turned out, but the teacher complained that I didn't bold certain fonts to establish more prominence in my headlines. I can see where I should have done that now, but at the time it escaped me. Oh well!

Grade: 85/100

Thanks for stopping by to check it out. I hope you guys have a great weekend. It's calling for rain here, but it was also supposed to rain today and the sun is shining bright. Let's hope they're wrong again!

I'll chat with you soon.

Love, Josh


Bill Fogle said...

I always loved that photo!

Rick Watson said...

Nice job. I can see where the instructor took issue with the fonts. That's graphic design for you! I think I would enjoy graphic design as a career, but not as much as interior design.....

good pic too by the way!

Casey said...

Glad you had such a nice day. Cute cover!

Edro Edro said...

I love your facial expression -- SO000 Josh.

Rick Watson said...

I love the b/w image! A magazine cover! How fun!! Good work bitch!!