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Editorial design

Some great resources and inspiration for editorial design.

July 11, 2015
10 inspiring pieces of editorial design
10 inspiring pieces of editorial design

Editorial design is my favorite part of a graphic designer’s job, unfortunatly, it isn’t the easiest one to get job in. Here is some inspiration for some well-designed editorial layouts. 1. Calendar Girl This is an editorial spreads for the Winter / Spring 2012 cover story of Washingtonian’s Bride & Groom issue. You can view it […]

June 14, 2015
A collection of gorgeous book covers
A collection of gorgeous book covers

Editorial design is my favorite part of my work as a graphic designer. Laying out magazines and books is much more satisfying than it looks to the non-designer. In my opinion the harder part is probably the book cover. Unlike for magazine design, you don’t have a featured story to pick an image for, you […]

June 1, 2015
Scribus 1.5 released, finally a decent open-source alternative to InDesign?
Scribus 1.5 released, finally a decent open-source alternative to InDesign?

You have probably already heard of Gimp or Inkscape as decent open-source alternatives to Photoshop or Illustrator. Scribus is a little less known, but it is growing as one of the best desktop publishing alternatives to InDesign. Unfortunatly, Scribus can not yet compare with its Adobe counterpart in terms of functionalities, but the software has […]

May 21, 2015
3D printed books by Tim Burtonwood
3D printed books by Tim Burtonwood

Although 3D printing is gaining ground on a larger scale at quick speed, most of the 3D printing projects you’ll see are still experimental. Tim Burtonwood is one of these experimenting 3D artists who took on publishing with a whole new angle. The Chicago-based artist has become a 3D printing evangelist who works with the […]

May 9, 2015
A collection of well-designed magazines
A collection of well-designed magazines

Contrary to the usual belief among design students, magazine and editorial design is a quite conservative field. Readability and editorial rules are so important that there is little space for graphic designers to experiment. This little space makes the work of designers featured in this article even more admirable, as they found some compromise with […]

March 20, 2015
Kindle cover disasters, design gone very wrong
Kindle cover disasters, design gone very wrong

If looking at bad design makes you feel better, you should go ahead and subscribe to the Kindle Covers Disasters Tumblr blog right away. The site aggregates self-authored Kindle book that didn’t hire a designer and just threw random images together, along with strange color and type combinations. It’s not all about design though, the books […]

October 26, 2014
20 gorgeous magazine cover designs
20 gorgeous magazine cover designs

The magazine cover has the super power to make your customers make or break their decision to purchase. As the marketplace in today’s scenario is very competitive, the whole look and feel of your cover affects the decision of your customers. Hence your magazine cover should be visually striking with beautiful images and creative design. […]

October 20, 2014
Gorgeous identity for a French theater
Gorgeous identity for a French theater

Using vibrant colors, paper cuts on some spots, and clever use of typography, lg2 boutique did a great job for the book they designed for La Fondation Maison Théâtre, an theater that specialized in shows for kids.

July 14, 2014
Motion silhouette: a book with animated shadows
Motion silhouette: a book with animated shadows

You already know about pop-out books, but Motion Silhouette is a new kind of book. Created by Japanese designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima, it has pop-out paper cutouts that come to life when you play with a torch’s light. The shadows interact with the printed content in a very cool manner. On this post, […]

June 28, 2014
Cover: an ode to Peter Mendelsund’s creative book covers
Cover: an ode to Peter Mendelsund’s creative book covers

After years of producing some of the best creative book covers you can find, Peter Mendelsund‘s work was finally catalogued in a promising new book: Cover. The covers are only part of the book, earlier work by the cover expert are also featured in the book, such as interior design, jacket sketches or art. In […]

May 30, 2014
Arrows in book cover design
Arrows in book cover design

Rebound by Stephen J. Rose; design by Jason Ramirez (St. Martin’s Press May 2010) The cover design is a great piece of marketing and is the main attraction that has power to fascinate everyone and drive them to buy or read your book. It’s the first thing that everyone is introduced to in your book […]

May 29, 2014
Featured design studio: The Design Surgery
Featured design studio: The Design Surgery

The Design Surgery is a London-based design agency that excels in editorial design, infography or illustration.

May 1, 2014
Featured designer: Jasper Jongeling
Featured designer: Jasper Jongeling

Jasper Jongeling is an independent graphic designer based in Utrecht (the Netherlands). He’s been awarded for his excellency in editorial design.

April 22, 2014
Redesign for Folio magazine
Redesign for Folio magazine

A gorgeous redesign created by Face studio for Folio magazine.

April 17, 2014
Featured designer: Lucas Machado
Featured designer: Lucas Machado

Lucas Machado is a Brasilian graphic designer based in London, UK. His best projects are by far the typographic and editorial design ones.