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01/05 Chris van Niekerk Aperture OUGD301 Design Practice 3

Brief

Rational

Aperture turns 60 years old in October, it is one of the longest standing fine art photography magazines in America. Produce a special edition publication outlining some of the great photographers who have build the foundation and promote the anniversary exhibition.

An editorial exploration of grid & layout with a focus on photography. The idea behind the red colour used is to symbolise a photography dark room. The publication has been printed in black and white connote age and the heritage of the foundation. The “f� symbol is used

Range frequently within the publication and it refers to the aperture symbol within photography.

The range includes a publication a set of exhibition posters and flyers.


Logo

APERTURE MAGAZINE sixty years on

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Garamond

Garamond Italic

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Stock

02/05 Chris van Niekerk Aperture OUGD301 Design Practice 3

Typography

Logo

Stock

The header font used is Champagne, it is a high impact sans serif font while using garamond for body text allowing for maximum readability at a small point size.

The logo utilises the fonts from the publication while emphasising the “f ” from garamond italic to connote the symbol for aperture. The design is simple and used as a symbol for the 60th anniversary apposed to trying to redesign the foundations already established logo.

There are three separate types of stock running through the publication to aid the break up of image and text. The stocks used are: Ice White, China White and Red all at 150 gsm¹.


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Editorial The publication is a 32 page collection of articles and portfolio selected from Aperture back issues. The layout focuses on separating image with text with careful consideration as to how the articles will be viewed.


04/05 Chris van Niekerk Aperture OUGD301 Design Practice 3

Bind

Articles

The publication is hand bound with black thread in booklet sections to allow the different stocks and paper sizes to run through the publication. The bind has been pick on the basis that it allows the publication to open flat allowing maximum image spreads.

The use of two typefaces allow the break up conversations between two people and gives a form of hierarchy.


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Promotional Material The exhibition posters use the same stock as the publication with one additional, it is part of a range of 60 to represent photography from each photographer exhibiting.

The flyers are part of cut down sections of the photography used on the posters with various artist names on each.


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