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Publication Design

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In this Lesson, you will learn about Publication Design.

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What's Covered

Today, you'll learn about publication design's different mediums. Specifically, this lesson will cover:

  1. Publication Design Overview
  2. Magazine Cover Design
  3. Comic
  4. Graphic Novel
  5. e-Publishing

1. Publication Design Overview

Publication design is the practice of layout and graphic design for printed matter.

Term to Know

    • Publication Design
    • Publication Design is the practice of layout and graphic design for printed matter.

Publication design requires an understanding of the type of that publication like books, comics, magazines, journals, and, of course, newspapers. Even throughout all these types of publications, content is specific to a subject or genre.


2. Magazine Cover Design

Below is Time magazine and historically Time magazine has very simplistic covers.

It has a specific layout for its content which is primarily information about important events throughout history or relevant stories. Now take this completely different magazine below, People magazine.

A completely different look, completely different content, and different layout. It's the job of the designer to express the content in a thematic way. So with Time magazine, it's about history then the cover and content layout needs to reflect that. If the magazine's about people, then just the same. The design needs to express this theme or subject.


3. Comic

Comics integrate word and image in hybrid form to produce a special grammar of visual language.

Term to Know

    • Comic
    • Comics integrate word and image in hybrid form to produce a special grammar of visual language.

Comics are unique when you compare them to any other type of publication.  If you get a chance, compare a comic to Time Magazine and  you'll see that comics feature images in conjunction with text which really distinguishes them amongst other publications. 

Comics make sense only because of their sequential panels so if you were to remove or switch panels around it could potentially change the whole meaning of the story and the strip.


4. Graphic Novel

In addition to comics, there's also a graphic novel which is a simile for comic and it's also considered a longer form.

Term to Know

    • Graphic Novel
    • A graphic novel is a simile for comic and is considered a longer form. Sometimes the word is used to signify a higher literary value.

Sometimes the word is used to signify a higher literary value compared to comics.


5. e-Publishing

The last type of publication for today is e-publishing and e-publishing is also known as electronic publishing and is an actively growing publishing market. The act of e-publishing occurs when content written by authors is distributed to electronic devices via the internet.

Term to Know

    • e-Publishing
    • E-publishing is also known as electronic publishing and is an actively growing publishing market. The act of e-publishing occurs when content written by authors is distributed to electronic devices via the internet.

So those of you reading books online or on your iPad, Kindle, or smartphones, those are all e-publishing. E-publishing is slowly becoming the replacement of printed publications because of its ease of use, wide distribution, and cost effectiveness. E-publishing isn't limited to just electronic versions of books or magazines and in fact, anyone can e-publish through the use of blogs and blogging. Blog comes from the words web log and it's another way for people to publish information online electronically. You could use this for hobbies, simple journals, and much more these days really.

Summary

This concludes today's lesson on publication design.  An overview of publication design demonstrated that design is specific to a subject or genre.  This lesson also looked at how publication design looks different in magazine cover design, comics, graphic novels, and e-publishing.

Keep up the learning and have a great day!

Source: SOURCE: THIS WORK IS ADAPTED FROM SOPHIA AUTHOR MARIO E. HERNANDEZ

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Publication Design

    Publication Design is the practice of layout and graphic design for printed matter.

  • Comic

    Comics integrate word and image in hybrid form to produce a special grammar of visual language.

  • Graphic Novel

    A graphic novel is a simile for comic and is considered a longer form. Sometimes the word is used to signify a higher literary value.

  • e-Publishing

    E-publishing is also known as electronic publishing and is an actively growing publishing market. The act of e-publishing occurs when content written by authors is distributed to electronic devices via the internet.