Newspaper Design

This project supports the following learning outcomes:

  • Examine the basic elements of print especially type and image.
  • Incorporate the creative design process into a functional page layout solution.
  • Use industry relevant software to design effective and creative layouts by combining imagery and text in traditional and non-traditional formats.
  • Apply professional practices including the creative design process and design planning process; that help to ensure success, consistency and quality when developing a visual idea from a verbal communication or concept.
  • Use the skills you have gained (and are gaining) in typography, the grid
    and digital layout

1. Research newspaper layouts and pick 2-3 that you think are successful. Show me your inspiration for layout design.

Research the following Layout Design websites: http://npd.snd.org/

and Newseum

2. Watch these videos:

adobe indesign videos

beginning indesign + beginning indesign + newsletter

2. Assignment: Design a one-page spread of a fictional newspaper or magazine section. Think: Arts/Entertainment; Sports; News; could be a more specific hobby, etc.

It must include:

1. Mast Head : Type + Texture/color background. Subhead including website, date, weather, etc.

2. At least 2 headlines and 2 sub headlines

3. Unique column (at least 3 columns) layout using “placeholder text” using Adobe Garamond and only 1 other font.

4. Must use at least 3 different sized images (Can be original or stock photos) If using photos from the internet, you MUST give source credit below the image.

5. two pull-quotes

Final Size: Ledger standard size of  11 x 17″ saved as a InDesign document and a packaged PDF. Due on our last class April 28!

 

Thanks for a great semester! You all have created wonderful designs, learned relevant  technology and stimulated positive critiques. I expect great things from all of you… Best of luck! – Prof. Hopkins

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