Below are four magazine layouts I could use as inspiration for Adulting-Ish. Each layout is minimal in design and geometric. Using geometric design would appeal to Western aesthetic and could be garnished with symbols and patterns used on the African continent.
Given that Adulting-ish magazine will use highly saturated colors I that they mesh well with both African and Western aesthetic i.e. colors that might be used in traditional cloth. Additionally colors used would need to e eye-catching for its young-adult post-graduate demographic target. The five palettes below fulfill each of these requirements.
The title of my magazine will be “Adulting-ish”. Adult-ish, will be minimal in design, and incorporate elements of African and Western aesthetic. It will use highly saturated color, be witty/sarcastic in tone, and irreverent.
This post is inspired by Saki Mafundikwa’s Ted Talk on Ingenuity and Elegance in Ancient African Alphabets. He specifically hits on the subject of typography in this talk, but his main point that Africa has much to contribute to the world of graphic design is important wisdom to heed for that of the global design world […]
The theme of my magazine layout centers on ways to understand and work-through the stress-disease connection, given the reality that many students nationally are experiencing issues with mental health. This could be due to a number of factors including the stress of course work, trouble adjusting the challenges that a new phase of life might […]
In talks with many fellow students in college I’ve discovered an interesting phenomenon. Many students are either burned out, in the process of burning out, sleep deprived, or in the worst cases reaching some perceived level of lunacy. This how-to guide aims to illuminate the path of least resistance toward nirvana (that glorious piece of […]
I chose these three type specimen posters of the Futura font mainly because of their minimalist design. Futura is a font based on simplicity, and similarly it appears that these artists attempted to embody this in their compositions. Additionally, the color schemes used in these posters are vibrant and help to catch the viewer’s attention wherever […]
Futura is part of the sans-serif typeface class. I chose Futura because visually I’m attracted to the geometric form of this font. Additionally, the humanist characteristics are appealing as well.
Futura was originally designed for efficiency, and made from geometric forms. At 90 years old the Futura font is still being used for its efficiency and legibility. Uses of the Futura font range from marketing material to official government purposes.
I’ve always liked the overall minimalist design of the Futura font-family. It was first presented in 1928 by Paul Renner. Renner happened to be a German type designer (among other things), and was affiliated with the Bahaus movement. He is known for being an influencer in the design of modern typefaces.