Some great resources and inspiration for editorial design.
Ever noticed how looking for something colorful on stock photo sites inevitably brings up some candies and sweets photos? It’s probably the colorful thing that appeals the most to our inner-child. In Japan, they also produce traditional confectionary name wagashi. I can’t tell you about the taste of it, as I haven’t tried it for myself, […]
Grid-based design with nice typographic hierarchy, check. Gorgeous Didone typeface for the title, check. Awesome, catchy, and colorful illustrations, check. I’d love to find something that’s not perfect with these covers for the Italian Economic Revue, but in my opinion they are flawless. The illustrations are the work of the talented Italien illustrator Ray Oranges. Now […]
Editorial illustrators need to regularly convey complex ideas into simple images that give a quick understanding to readers and make them want to read the article. This is a lot to put into one single image. Based in Québec, illustrator Sébastien Thibault has a real talent to bring poetry into his work, even when drawing about […]
Viction:ary is a publisher from Hong Kong. They are noteworthy because of the high-quality of design in everything they publish. Specialized in all the visual related fields like art or design, they pride themselves in keepling a high-level of quality in their editorial design. You can see a few of their coolest books in this post, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]