Up Close and Personal

29 Oct

The magazine I got my layout from is the Oprah Magazine. In this layout the most effective thing here is the design of the typography. I really like how they have the word, “Long” in italics because usually when reading italics, it takes you a little bit longer than when reading it in its normal state. Your eye captures the headline before going on to part of the pretext. The “g” on long loops to the red x’s on the page. The red shows you who the story is written by, who the photographer is, and who the focal point of the story is on.

The picture itself makes you feel as though the soldier is jumping right at you. It makes you feel as though you are going to read a story that is up close and personal. This picture puts you right in the middle of the action. The color blends well with the background. The fact that her uniform is used for camouflage tactics blends well with the green trees in the back. The colors are unsaturated, reminding me of the dessert. When I see this photo, I think that we will see that she’s is tough and she goes off to fight for her country, but the fact that we see her base camp so distant in the background, without even reading the article, I believe that we are getting to know her on a personal level.

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One Response to “Up Close and Personal”

  1. A Graphic World II November 3, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    Your organization is a little jumpy and confusing.

    -Bridget Streeter

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