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Magazine Spreads

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Excite Cover

Working with photographers can be one of the most satisfying aspects of graphic design, and here are some great spreads from Gill McColl, one of our HND students, who has integrated some great visuals into her magazine spreads.

We called this project 'Excite', created a list of subjects area, and Gill drew 'Cinema' out of the hat. She then had to brief a student in the photography department on the location, style composition of the images required. These were then supplied unedited in RAW format.

These examples illustrate Gill's strengths - attention to detail, great typography (these pages are beautifully set in Gotham Bold), and an ability to organise grid layouts that capture the essence of the publication and the target audience.


excite spread 1


excite spread 2


excite spread 3


excite spread 4



Gill has just had her work placements for 2011 confirmed - a fortnight at both Touch and Eskimo* - two of Edinburgh's most innovative agencies.