I have seen magazine cover creation being taught in the past. What I often find is that what is produced look like posters, rather than magazines.
During this project we take a look at what magazine actually look like. Then students take the design features and elements we like to produce a cover of their own using what I have taught in lessons.
In the presentation below there is a link to example student work to give you an idea about what I expect. There is also a link to video tutorials. They will be added soon.
(Work in Progress)
Project: Graphic Design: Magazine Covers
The next 3rd year/year 9 project is based around graphic design. It is not a new concept, but I pride myself on teaching students how to create professional looking album covers.
The aim of the project is to edit and manipulate several images together and combine them with text.
In a few months I should also have a selection of tutorials available for students. At the moment, the tutorial links in the presentation go to my YouTube channel, rather than specific videos.
Thanks to WNA Visual for their help
(Work in Progress)
Project: Album Covers
Phoster is a great photo App for iPad. I love it already.
Here are a few examples. Little video to come soon.
I am sure creating magazine covers are one of those projects that happen in most schools. This is not revolutionary by any means but it is a good way to help students understand graphic design, audience, purpose as well as some more advanced Adobe Fireworks skills.
In order for students to create magazine covers that actually look authentic they must do some research. What do covers look like in WH Smith or Newstand on iPad?
This seems faily obvious, but far too many times I have seen posters, rather than magazine covers. I will admit to you now that I am bit fussy about what is produced. Although, that is true of any teacher.
Some of the skills required in this project do crossover with the album covers in the 3rd year. However, whilst we do some basic image editing it is not as advanced. I prefer to focus more on arranging elements, design themes and reproducing what they have seen, while still making their covers unique.
I hope you enjoy these examples.