Workshop: Layout

Today we delved into the importance of layout when creating a page, and the elements that make up this.

In groups, we looked at design magazines and sketched the various page layouts, attempting to analyse the elements and decide how many columns had been applied to the InDesign template. We found a particularly difficult page to work out and after some discussion and analysis, decided it had 12 columns. We then sketched this into our sketchbooks and finally recreated the InDesign layout on the wall using tape. We used red tape for the columns, gutters and margins, blue for the image boxes and black for the text boxes.

This exercise not only taught me the essential elements of a well presented page, but it also emphasised their importance and helped me understand the elements that I need to consider in my own work.

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