spread page from Nylon Magazine March 2012 issue. 

  • mono-tone with patch of pink to highlight quote
  • 2 column structure 

the use of pink smudge on the quote makes it jump out at you. it’s the only bit of color in the double page spread, catching your attention. path of eye then moves on to the girl/model.

editorial spread for The Walrus Magazine by Lily Li 

  • a simple 2 column layout ; 
  • clean & organized ; 
  • symmetrical & balanced layout

everything is clear and easy to read ; emphasis of text is done by using sub-header/quote in italics 

one of the spreads from Computer Arts UK (graphic design magazine) December 2009 issue done by Jo Guilliver & Simone Magurno
  • huge graphic/illustration that takes up more than 1 page, catches attention w/ the size and color of it
  • vibrant and vivid colors 
  • clear heading 
  • small proportion of text 

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spread page taken from Nylon Magazine June/July 2012 issue. 

the HUGE quote that takes up one whole page really catches your attention. it’s so big that you see it as one huge chunk/ block of text at first, then spotting the words underlined in pink. the pink highlights/ throws light at the important bits 

i like how the quote goes from one page to the other, continuing across and changing from a header to body text. makes really great use of a double-page spread.