Wednesday, February 16, 2011

You Can't Miss: Drawings in Photography

This work was created by Ben Heine, who is a creative artists from Belgium. He has a degree in journalism, but does a lot of artwork. Check out his flickr site that I linked above to see more, but here area few from his Drawing vs. Photography collection.

I love that he can look at something draw what he sees and place it perfectly in the right spot so it coincides with each other. It's genius.

This week in designing magazines I looked through some older posts and noticed this one about designing for long-form features. Since everyone has a feature story to do this semester I thought it would be helpful to take a look at. It gives some great examples and talks about how the opening spread should differ from the other pages that follow.

Some quick tips:
Strong images for the opening spread. One can be enough.
Don't let your headline compete with your image. It should be bold, but it should complement the image.
Maintain the same color scheme throughout the entire layout.

I know most of us know this stuff all ready, but it is helpful to look at more examples and always learn more about what works and what doesn't.


  1. I really love the photos! Especially the one with the man on the street. It's so cool.

  2. These are really fun! They give an unexpected look to what might be everyday photographs.