Graphic Design Tutorial: Typography Design & Art Direction pt. 2

How do you design a nice layout? How do you design a good magazine spread? How do you design typography over a page? What makes for good type, layout, and design?

The principles of typography and design are discussed in the second part of Chris Do’s review and art direction of graphic designer, Minhye Cho.

In this Futur classic episode, Chris review’s Min’s work on The Futur’s upcoming magazine. Here he sheds light on his process while critiquing the work of Minhye Cho, an amazing graphic designer at The Futur, who is working on the layout. Chris goes in depth with regards to typography and how the print process will affect final costs and the quality (both objective and perceived) of the printed publication.

If you missed part 1, here it is:

00:53 Why we are launching a magazine
01:03 Overview: Magazine Cover
03:45 Dual Color Design: Mix together colors and shades for varying tone.
04:25 Overview: Interior Spread
05:14 Gestalt Effect: Including subtle elements that play with visual perception
06:52 It’s Important to have graphic consistency (repeating forms and motifs)
08:46 Let some elements break the grid.
10:11 Counterplay: balance negative spaces and contrasts.
11:46 Work with writers to not leave windows / lone words.
12:00 Overview: Junior Ad Block
13:02 Tip: Include the details/markers of a fully finished print
14:48 Using Dual-tones can increase the perceived value
16:34 Be elastic: Explore many design options
17:50 Should we use a mockup?
19:23 Overview: Magazine Cover – Version 2

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