What is a magazine spread?

What is a magazine spread?

The combination of illustration, text, content, and color give each spread an unlimited amount of creative potential. But the most important part of any magazine, where the designer’s creative prowess can really shine, is the double-page spread. You are the artist, and the spread is your canvas.

How long is a magazine spread?

Most common sizes for printing magazines are 8.5 by 11 and 5.5 by 8.5 inches. Both, portrait and landscape is possible, either for perfect bound magazines or saddle stitched magazines. The digest size which is a little bit smaller with 5.5 by 8.25 inches is also very common.

How do you make a good magazine spread?

Learn more with these 9 great tips for incredible magazine design.

  1. Nail the Cover. Don’t judge a book by its cover, they say.
  2. Don’t Ignore the Contents Page.
  3. Be Clever with Color.
  4. Insert Infographics.
  5. Focus on Fonts.
  6. Grab Their Attention with Pull Quotes.
  7. Be Consistent Throughout.
  8. Make Your Type Look Beautiful.

What are the contents of a magazine?

Magazines have structure Cover pages. Front-of-book content, which may include columns (including an editorial), letters to the editor, news, quick-hit trend pieces and publisher-focused content. The feature well, typically two to five long-form articles that are more extensively reported and more creatively designed.

How many pages do magazines normally have?

So generally you have multiples of 16 to equal a page count in a magazine. As such, a typical magazine is 96 pages plus a cover (which is four pages – front, back, inside front, inside back) and this equals 100.

How many pages should a magazine contain?

A magazine can be anything between 8 and 160 pages depending on what it covers. Many publishers stick to between 32 and 40 pages. The reason behind printing 32 to 40 pages is that readers are used to this size. 32-paged magazines are considered standard, rarely do mainstream magazine publications go beyond 40 pages.