Magazine Jacket- final
Create a jacket for an original magazine (meaning not one that already exists). Take photos for the cover. Make up article titles and create a bar code for the cover. Create an advertisement for the back.
NOTE: The size of the finished cover should be 8.5”x11” for front and the same back at 300dpi. Don’t forget to allow for non-printable area (.5” all the way around).
- Decide what type of magazine you will create. What kind of audience do you want to reach?
- Record (notes and sketches) possibilities for your magazine. You should have at least 3 possible ideas.
- Choose two to develop further through notes and sketches. Record problem areas and interesting points in each design.
- Develop one idea further. This means actual size drawings with notes, a DETAILED plan.
- Take photos for the cover and for the advertisement on the back cover.
- Start creating the jacket. Both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop need to be used. However, the finished project should be in Photoshop.
- At least twice during the process, get feedback from peers or Miss Svaren and record the input and how you are going to react to the criticism and why.
- Write an artist statement to go with your magazine
- List- title of your piece in bold, your name, physical dimensions, and the medium used.
- In a paragraph format - discuss your intentions. What is the message you are trying to get across.
- Discuss the artist/s, idea/s, artwork/s, research, etc. that influenced you in this project.
- Discuss how your work evolved and developed.
- Critique your work by analyzing its form of attributes (use the principles and elements of design) and its success in fulfilling your intentions.
- Photos taken by student
- Unique magazine name
- An indication of articles inside
- "UPC" code
- Appropriate advertisement on back
- Color/font/placements of text on cover helps "sell" the magazine
- Correct size and document style