Design and Layout, Magazine

Magazine design is the technical and artistic process of selecting and arranging elements in magazine layouts. Design and layout are essential parts of the magazine planning and production processes. Using relevant approaches to page layout, art directors and magazine designers establish credibility, appeal to consumers, and guide the audience through stories and other published content. Functional and visually interesting design attracts readers and keeps them engaged. The design of feature stories, news articles, tables of contents, covers, pull quotes, illustrations, and other types of (and parts of) layouts helps set a magazine apart from others. This entry explains the principles underlying magazine design and reviews the historic contributions of movements, individual designers, and technical innovations leading to the practice of design in today’s digital media ...

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