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18-06-2015

Interested in editorial design? Here’s a list of editorial design blogs to follow

Source: Abduzeedo, Example from Futu magazine Source: Abduzeedo, Example from Futu magazine

The term editorial design is used to refer to the design of magazines. It is a custom-made grid for arranging content such as text, photos and other graphics in a magazine. The designer creates a complete visual message from the work of editors, photographers and illustrators. If done properly, all the different content types  will fit in and the magazine as a whole will look amazing.

If you are a self-publisher and you are looking for ways to give your magazine a beautiful and professional look, then these editorial design blogs are great to explore and follow for inspiration as well as best practices .

MagCulture


With its pay-off “we love magazines” you cannot go wrong with MagCulture. They say “it reflects our belief that editorial design is an ever-developing discipline that continually adapts to new technologies.”

MagCulture is the perfect site for everyone who is interested in editorial design. Visit their site to stay posted on reviews of the best magazines and general updates from the industry. You can also subscribe to their weekly newsletter (in the footer of the site).

The Book Design Blog


The Book Design Blog is hosted and owned by an old friend of ours, Paul Murray. You might have read about this site before in our blog when we did an interview with him about books, covers and book design. The Book Design Blog really deserves its place in this list. With his passion for everything that has to do with editorial design, Paul displays inspirational publications from around the world. His field of interest ranges from self-published ‘zines to commercially produced books, and everything in between. Next to being inspired and reading about editorial design, you can also submit your own work for Paul to showcase on his site.

Editorial design served


This site is not so much a blog as it is a collection of editorial design to browse through for your inspiration. Editorial Design Served is a collection from Behance, a platform where the entire creative world can come together to showcase and discover creative work. Its database allows everybody working in the creative industry to access global talent. Behance also has a blog, featuring various projects from their site.



Printmag


Printmag is a conglomerate of information on design, covering everything from publication design to interactive work, motion graphics, corporate branding, exhibitions, illustration and socially conscious design. It aims to focus on the why of design rather than on the how-to. It is important for Printmag to grasp why the world of design looks the way it does, how it has evolved, and why the way it looks matters. Their blog Imprint offers you a daily selection of stories about and from a large group of designers. One of the recurring items on the blog is ‘designer of the week’. Although Printmag covers design from a larger spectrum, you will be able to read a lot about editorial design, as well.



Abduzeedo


Abduzeedo is a blog about design, giving you a wonderful collection of visual inspiration. They also share tutorials for applications that are used most by designers. Abduzeedo likes to be an open community and they invite their readers to share their work in the Daily Inspiration section. The blog is originally from Brazil and it was founded in 2006 by Brazilian designers Fabio Sasso and Fabiano Meneghetti. Abduzeedo means abducted in Portuguese, referring to Sasso’s experience of being abducted by the world of design.


Abduzeedo has it own category for editorial design.



Creative Bloq


Creative Bloq mainly focuses on web design and graphic design, but it is definitely a nice blog to follow, since they do feature some good reads about editorial design, like this article: 10 rules for better editorial design.  Creative Bloq’s content keeps readers up to date with the latest trends and developments in global design and it can serve as an inspiration to improve your creative work.


Tips for more blogs about editorial design? Please share them in the comments.




Jolien

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