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| 8 | Global Health Cover


Typeface | Source, Caslon


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.


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


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. 


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. 


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.


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  • 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



  • Darkened shadows at the base of the magazine to accentuate the copy

  • Matched copy typeface (Caslon) with title

Full cover:


Global Health_Full


Global Health Update Cover
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