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Chapter 9. Magazine Design > The Art of the Layout

The Art of the Layout

What makes the MAGNET design work? The designer used some classic principles to energize her two-page spreads: contrast, alignment, repetition, and proximity.

In the following section, we'll explore those principles in action on various well-designed magazine covers and articles. Once you've seen the examples, I invite you to reexamine the Tom Waits article and see how well the MAGNET designer implemented the ideas.


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