Arts & Culture magazine is published three times a year by Canterbury Christ Church University. Each issue contains listings and details of music, art, theatre and lecture events – taking place at the university and in the surrounding Kent area. The Arts & Culture magazine is available in print and digital format.
The brief: Arts & Culture magazine
The marketing and communications department sent me a brief for the spring/summer 2015 issue of Arts & Culture magazine. I was to follow their existing design for the magazine, using previous issues as a reference.
The design: Arts & Culture magazine
I followed the original design guidelines, as instructed in the brief. Each issue contained separate sections for art, music, theatre, dance and word events. These contents are colour coded to differentiate them. The client liked each page to be as full of content as possible, avoiding the use of too much white space. To achieve this, the design used coloured tints with blocks of highlighted text. I ensured that the information for each entry was designed to be as clear as possible for the reader to follow.
I’ve enjoyed working on six issues of Arts & Culture magazine. I found the first issue I designed to be a bit of a challenge, as the design and layout is less rigid compared to other projects I have worked on. The design of each page is unique. It was good to get out of my comfort zone, and to have the opportunity to work on something a bit different.