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Layout Designs for the Lemon Press (Issue XI)

Below are my page designs for Issue 10 of The Lemon Press; constructed in Adobe InDesign. For this issue, guidelines for page layouts were given. All of the text used is of the ownership of the individual(s) that wrote them, and/or of The Lemon Press. The opinions (or sense of humour) of what’s written are not representative of my own.

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Centre-Page  Feature – 2012 Student Elections
That elections logo at the top of the first page is the official logo graphic. It was a challenge finding a font that mimicked the bubble writing style well. The two in-article images were done by Craig Dobson.

Science & Technology Pages 1&2
I took a cue from Wired for this one. They have such clean and cool page layouts! The ‘Facebook Gas Cannister’ graphic is my own.
 

Sports Pages 1-3
I kept these simple and tight with the fading dotted borders (I made those myself in the previous issue. They’re great at separating articles at a healthy distance but still keep a good amount of white space).

Layout Designs for the Lemon Press (Issue X)

This is a long time coming, really. Over the course of my second and 3rd year at University, I assisted in doing layout design work for the local student satire paper; The Lemon Press. Something of a callback to my time at York Vision doing page designs – a skill I (unsurprisingly) can’t practice while writing in a purely online medium. Below are my page designs for Issue 10 of The Lemon Press; constructed in Adobe InDesign. For this issue, guidelines for page layouts were given. All of the text used is of the ownership of the individual(s) that wrote them, and/or of The Lemon Press. The opinions (or sense of humour) of what’s written is not representative of my own.

Note: Blogger is a bit weird about how it handles large images. Click a picture to get a larger image, then right click and choose ‘View Image’ to see it at its full resolution.

 Contents
I quickly found that the best way to have interesting headers was to make them in Photoshop and import them as images. That, coupled with the dotted divider lines keeps the page clean.

 Entertainment
The layout guides for this issue didn’t accommodate for the headers and footers of each page, so some pages are rather… close. I’m quite pleased with how the ‘Lemon Press Recommends’ graphic turned out.

Opinion
It’s a small thing, but this page turned out solidly, the Headline fonts especially.
Sports Pages 1 & 2
The  Formula One News banner turned out great! It’s a shame I didn’t have cause to use it again in future issues.

Games Banner Evolution

Just a small bonus post. When coming up with the new banner design for the York Vision games page, I experimented a little to see if I came up with a style I liked. There are a few images that predate the ones shown here, but they’ve unfortunately gotten lost in the depths of the internet and office servers.

These two were my first designs. They don’t really pay much attention to page width, and the characters on the side would end up stretching into the body of the page…

The waves were a bit too uniform, so I went for something more customised – a chain of ‘nodes’ and connecting lines intertwining with eachother. Amusingly, I got this idea from a Pokémon Card. The character now has a pattern of circles to be propped on, and to give them a bit a framing.

The basic finished design. I removed a layer of Nodes since it looked to cluttered, and changed the font. The font coloring was taken from Digi-Boy on the right, but they later became a fixed scheme on subsequent banners, and for headings in articles themselves.

The Finished design, set to fit the page dimensions of the newspaper, and at a resolution Adobe InDesign would like. The pattern of the Nodes had to be extended so it fit right across the page.