Thursday, March 17, 2011

Music Publications

As research for my music magazine I am looking at a range of publications and looking at layout design and how each magazine tackles similar topics differently. Publications include Mixmag, Dazed and Confused and The Face to name just a few. All these publications approach layouts in differing ways. Mixmag uses a lot of photographs that accompany the article, often bright, vibrant club scenes featuring dj's and people that attend each event, aiming itself toward a young crowd.

Dazed and confused on the other hand takes a more considered approach, its emphasis is on the article rather than trying to capture an atmosphere through its sense of fun and energy. The layout focuses on the space around the text and image as much as the features themselves adding a sense of sophistication to the design.