Alan Taylor Jr – Condé Nast Traveler: Space

Condé Nast Traveler 2017 February Issue

Condé Nast Traveler is a monthly a travel magazine that was founded by Sir Harold in 1987. The magazine focuses on different luxurious aspects of traveling. The size of the current 2017 February issue is 9 x 11 inches. The page count is for the magazine is 110 pages. Rather than bleed off, the title of the magazine is about from the top. The title is .125 inches down from the upper part of the magazine. The margin from the side to the title is 1.0 inches. They chose to use a serif style font, and that font style is consistent throughout the magazine. The title, “Condé Nast Traveler,” was not always a serif font style, it used to be a sans serif font style.

In the magazine, there is a total of four feature stories: Far Out, Royal Flush, A Love Letter to Zambia, Gran Torino. The average number of pages is eight.

Far Out= 10 pages
Gran Torino= 12 pages
Royal Flush= 6 pages
A Love Letter to Zambia= 6 pages

While there is a total of four features, the total number of the front of the books (FOB) is two: WHERE + WEAR and WORD OF MOUTH. The spread size for each of the feature stories is 17.5 inches wide.

Royal Flush (FOB)

When it comes to the Royal Flush feature story, the titles on both sides of the spread is bleeding off of their pages. The margin size on both sides of the spread is 17.5 inches wide. As you flip through the pages, you’ll notice that margin size differs from page to page. In this section, they do try to make use of the white space, but on some pages, they fail are making use of it. The could’ve made better use of the negative space on this page.

On the first page the feature, the first paragraph starts as “Visitors to.” Instead of putting “Visitors to” within the section, they chose to place it above the paragraph. When you look at the spacing between the paragraph and the picture, you can see that the spacing is not that big of a gap. The space of the photo and the section needs to be more spaced out to get rid of some of the negative space. Doing that would make the margin smaller, but at least it won’t look awkward. The layout of this page could be a lot better. White space is not always a bad thing, but in this case, there’s too much.

The layout for the pages in the front of the book section WHERE + WEAR is perfect. They make use of the negative space to make the pages feel more balanced on each side.

Alan Taylor Jr.

My real name is Alan Taylor Jr., but I go by the name Alan Junior. I was born in raised in the City of Rochester. I am currently in enrolled in graduate school at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. My major is Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism. I have a strong passion for graphic design, photography, videography, traveling, filming, and storytelling. One question that's asked by everyone is, is there a story behind the number 10? The story behind the number 10 is... When most people see my name for the first time, they don't realize that the "X" represents the number 10.