Sub-Editing for Magazines

This module took a while to get interesting, but we’re finally onto the good stuff. Spent the last week or two doing editing exercises (take 4000 words of news copy, cut it down into a 650 word article, that kind of thing) and messing around with InDesign. The task is to take an existing publication and redesign it in some way, so I’m going with Gamesradar+ Magazine. Here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve got so far:

front cover v1

I needed a gimmick, and doing an ‘under the radar’ version of Gamesradar for the ‘hidden gems’ of this year’s game releases. Not 100% sold on the green, but if I can find the right shade it might made for a good way to redefine the colourscheme.

crawl v1

The focus of the project is the design of the pages, rather than the articles themselves, so we can source the articles from anywhere. So I figured, why not create more work by writing them myself? That way I can get some of that sweet games journalism cred as well as design cred. Fingers-crossed this is going to make a pretty good addition to my general-purpose portfolio of stuff.

crawl 2 v2

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