Designing for Newspapers and Magazines
By Chris Frost
Routledge – 2012 – 190 pages
Series: Media Skills
A hugely beneficial introduction to students and professionals in print media and design, Designing for Newspapers and Magazines offers guidance on how to produce attractive publications and how to tailor them to their target audience using colour, text placement, typography and images.
Written by an experienced journalist and designer, the book details the elements of good design and provides instruction on how to get the most of computers and computer-aided design.
The book examines a broad range of local and national publications including The Sun, The Daily Mirror and Glamour magazine and explains the reasoning that underpins their design choice, including:
1. Function and History of Design 2. Publication Style Technical Data 3. Production Process Printing Processes Colour Print Process 4. Pre-Planning and Copy Tasting 5. Designing Pages Pictures on a Page Text Other Display Dype Some Dos and Don'ts of Design 6. Master Pages, Templates and Stylesheets 7. Typography Devices to Add Interest 8. Words in Type 9. Using Pictures Cropping Pictures Scaling Pictures 10. Using Colour 11. Publishing Ethics 12. Design Masterclass 13. Bibliography and Appendices Glossary Websites of Interest Bibliography
Chris Frost is head of journalism at Liverpool John Moores University. He has worked in journalism for 30 years as a reporter, sub-editor and editor. He is the author of Media Ethics and Self-Regulation and Reporting for Journalists.