National Geographic

National Geographic is well-known for their use of amazing photography throughout their magazines. So, I decided to do some research on their table of contents. During my research I found the table of contents attached below:

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This specific table of contents in their December 2009 magazine caught my attention.

The use of color to draw attention to the page numbers, department titles, and the magazines addition/date; helps the reader decided on what page or section of the magazine they want to visit.

The use of the photo down the center of the page creates a division between the features and departments, but also creates a mood  for the rest of the magazine. The way this photo was used to create this effect was well-designed.

As for the underlying grid, I am not completely sure what was used. In a way it looks like a modular grid but I don’t think it is symmetrical enough, but the grid has 3 obvious columns.

I plan to use elements from this table of contents to help draw inspiration for my project on modern farmer.


Author: kaylaray16

SUNY Oneonta Graduate Fall 2016 Graphic Designer and Digital Photographer Motivated•Determined•Skilled•Creative

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