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Global Health Cover

Typeface | Source, Caslon

Background:

SEE FULL COVER BELOW: The idea behind this design stems from the use of patterns in a visual to help convey a certain narrative. The original image shows tightly-packed apartments that all contribute to a darker and semi-run down pattern that was the perfect visual piece of a magazine cover for a mockup non-profit organization that shares information about global health.

Contrast:

To contrast against the overabundant dark background, white was used as the overwhelming contrast component to create visual separation from the copy and background.

Repetition:

One of the biggest contributors to repetition within the design is the serif-style copy to create a sophisticated look throughout the piece. Since the image is so visually dominant, the copy needed to stand out while not looking aggressive or overwhelming. 

Alignment:

The title copy is all center-aligned to focus the viewer's attention on the title of the magazine. The subheader copy is all left-aligned to help the reader easily read the text. 

Proximity:

The core sections in the piece are the upper-center aligned title copy and the subheader lower-left aligned copy. The subheader section consists of an article snippet and therefore grouped together to signify their relationship with each other.

Skills:

  • Text

  • Paint Tool

  • Layer Mask

  • Rulers

  • Marquee Tool

  • Brush Tool

  • Artboards

  • Blending Modes

  • Adjustment Layers

Design Considerations:

  • Utilize an image that uses patterns to create a visual narrative

Credits:

Full cover:

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