Tuesday, April 25, 2006
magCulture >new magazine culture > Jeremy Leslie
Am7( Germany, Issue 1, Summer 2002)
A choice of covers : the front cover and back cover of this magazine about communication give very different levels of legibility.I really like the photography in this issue. The use of white space, asymmetry, and sans serif appeals to me quite a bit. The placement of secondary information in the margins and a small point size at that to be tasty. And the graphics on the back In Arabic is astrong contrast from the front photo.
Taxi (UK, Issue1 Summer 2002)
Published internationally by the Gettyimages picture library as an editorialized image catalogue, this magazine not only relegates its name to the bottomof the cover, but uses different hand- wriiten versions of the name for different issues. This first issue included an appeal to readers to send in their versionof the name in their handwriting.
Hot Rod (Norway)
This Microzine is published in Oslo and is the personal project of its publisher/editor/designer. The Baroque logo design on the top two examples gives nothing away about the content: the bottom example doesn't even include the logo. I really find the the ornamental typefaces interestnig I guess its the intricate detail. The transparent layer of the title Hot Rod overlayed on photography, I really like.
This uses the magazine format to take a close look at the ' wonders of the modern electronic age'. It does so through busy collages of text and image, following none of the rules of the magazine design. Rules are avoided on these covers too: all that links them together is the page size.Issue 5 features the magazine's name in spot varnish only, which is invisible in this reproduction. What I find really interesting about this is the experimentation that is taking place, it lends itself to unexpected results that captivate the viewer.