I designed the magazine cover, Alternative Story Form, Main story of the magazine, and a box form of the second story of the magazine on this project. I used the main picture as the London eye because the main topic of the magazine is London. I was trying to use the building of big ben, but it was too dark, or the building was not the central of the image. So, I chose the image of the image of London eye during the sunset. Also, I used three colors of England flag, which are Red, Blue, and White, to make a connection between the main topic of the magazine and the magazine. Also, I made a similar shape of the London eye by aligning the stories of the magazine right to make a consistency of the cover image and the stories of the magazine.
For Alternative Story Form, I used The 5 best album covers with aligning the image and the text as switching right and left. It was because aligning one side would make too boring in my sense, so I switched the position of the image and the information of the albums. As making the rank numbers of the album match the main colors of album, I wanted to achieve the color consistency of the page. Also, on the opening spread image, I use the image of Underground plate on the London street because it would be easy to let people know easily what the story will be. For the sidebar design, I made a blue box, red headline, and white fonts to achieve consistency of the cover image colors. Also, by putting yellow box under the images, I tried to apply triads color strategy.
During designing the magazine, the best element that I did on this design is image selection. I searched images of the cover and the opening spread several times because the given image of cover image was too dark or not appropriate to my design. Also, the given image of opening spread was impossible to use on the magazine because the photo was too centralized, and it would be divided on the magazine in my design. So, I searched the Underground plate on the side to achieve the balance of the copy and image.
On the other hand, the most challenge element in the design is color. I was trying to make a consistency of England color, but I thought using only three colors made the magazine boring and too much colors would make the magazine messy. So, I tried to use three main colors and two other colors additionally, black and yellow, to make the design still consistency, but not so messy or boring. But, I feel my color selection was not so good and there is other better way to make the design more attractive. So, I choose the color selection as the most challenge element in this magazine design.