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Little Big People/ Big Little People is a beautiful publication about milestones and lead figures throughout history in the world of science and technology. It is two different books the first is Little Big People about well-known people who didn’t receive the recognition that they needed and the second is Big Little People about scientists who received the recognition.

Little Big People is designed to be more aesthetically pleasing, it uses a lot of beautiful calligraphy style text and a variety of interesting kinds of papers and images. Big Little People on the other hand is nowhere near as decorative. It is very high contrast using only black and white text and images throughout. 

Design: Jana Papiernikova
Location:  Slovakia

Little Big People - Book Design Layout

By Michael Schepis → Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Asian Geographic is a cultural magazine that looks at a lot of different areas in Asia. It covers science, art, geography and history. The publication was rebranded in 2014, the new design is more sleek and modern looking than its previous editions.

The publication is very image heavy. It ranges from beautiful photographs of landscapes, animals and people to lovely illustrations of wildlife, plants and people as well as wonderful maps. The typography fits very well with the themes of the publication. It isn’t a high contrast design and leans towards lot of natural colour schemes to fit with the general tone of the magazine.

Design: Eng Chun Pang 
Location: Singapore

Asian Geographic Magazine Design

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ROOMS: No Vacancy is a homage to the New York party scene and the venues in which they are held. The book looks at the parties but pays special attention to the architecture and it’s interaction with the public and technology.

The layout is mainly monochromatic with a pop of colour inserted every so often through photographs. The photography varies between black and white shots that have not been tampered with to full page images which have been edited to draw your attention to certain things.

The book is very image heavy, with many photographs taking up a full double page. At the same time though, there are also double page spreads of only text. There is a variety of different typography used throughout the book to keep things interesting.

While it doesn’t seem to flow very easily from one page to the next it is still a very nicely designed publication.

Design: Cordova- Canillas
Location: New York

ROOMS: No Vacancy - Book Design

By Michael Schepis → Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monster Children is an Australian based lifestyle magazine and the design really portrays the lifestyle that it is selling. The lay out and design has a very light and bright feeling to it. The lay out is easy to follow, the images are nicely displayed and the typography is interesting. There isn’t a great deal of colour used. The design features a lot of black and white photographs and the colour images that are used are not very vibrant. This fits in well with the whole theme of the publication.
There is the occasional burst of colour in the typography and graphics on some of the pages. This really stands out amongst the generally monochrome design and draws the reader in to certain points.
Overall it’s a beautifully designed publication.
Creative Director: Campbell
Editor In Chief: Jason Crombie
Location: Australia

Monster Children Magazine Design Layouts

By Michael Schepis → Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Textbook Magazine is a Vancouver based publication that is full of interesting articles and artworks that invite the viewer to read between the lines. The way the magazine is portrayed it resembles the set- up of a tabloid newspaper but the design inside is much more sophisticated.

The typography in the layout is fairly simple with the majority of it being a standard tabloid set-up, there is though the occasional burst of colour used to make it a little more interesting.

The main area that your eyes are drawn to in Textbook Magazine is the fantastic art work and photography. The images used are all very interesting. Varying from brightly coloured paintings to beautiful monochrome photographs and large typography based graphics.

Overall it is a great design that definitely keeps the reader interested with its unique design and layout.

Design: Studioahamed
Location: Vancouver

With their launch party held at the Gesamtkunstwerk on April 24, 2014, over 200 people were in attendance for the new chapter of This Is Vancity, Textbook Magazine. People boogied, there were Nintendo battles and entrepreneurs were getting their estate buying on with Monopoly.

Thank you to the sponsors: New District Wines and 33 Acres Brewing Company. All liquor proceeds went to A Better Life Foundation's Women Cooking Program. A giant thank you to all our guest and new friends in attendance. Make Textbook ignite entrepreneurship.
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Textbook Magazine Design Studioahamed

By Michael Schepis → Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Virgin Records: 40 years of disruptions is part of a series of projects that were designed to celebrate Virgin Records anniversary. Created by London based design company This Is Real Art. The book looks back on 40 years of Virgin Records. The project was directed by Adrian Shaughnessy and edited by Adrian Thrills. The lead designer was Haider Muhdi.
The design of this book is great. There is a very strong presence of red, black and white which not only looks great but sticks strongly with the theme of the Virgin brand.
The book features a lot of great photographs that have been taken from the vaults of Virgin Records. The majority of the images are black and white which fits perfectly with the overall layout.
The lay out is strong and the high contrast makes everything really pop as does the typography used throughout.
Overall the layout is solid and easy to read. There are some examples of the layout below.

Design: This Is Real Art
Location: London


Virgin Records: 40 years of disruptions

By Michael Schepis → Wednesday, June 25, 2014