Harper’s Bazaar Furniture

Harpers Bazaar has several pieces of furniture that they incorporate from issue to issue, in order to establish hierarchy and for readers to expect how the magazine will be laid out. In HB, they heavily rely on the use of typography, the distinctive Didot, and photography, rather than illustrative design elements or color, to show consistency and move the reader from page to page without feeling lost.

Here, they incorporate the Shop Bazaar page and the have the same template on how they generally styled the page, just interchanging the clothing featured. The regularly use thin lines on spreads to break up elements, instead of using white space. This may because they want to take up as much of the page as they can.

Another furniture piece that is used consistently is a back of the book article that is arranged in a shape, in reference to something that was mentioned in the article. This also displays HB’s endmark, which shows readers that this is the end of an article, in this case, in their case it is a square.

HB also uses two lines in between the section names to separate it from the rest of the copy that the article may have.

Another piece of furniture that HB uses is a line of text that reminds readers that they can buy which is featured on the page at shopbazaar.com.

Their fabulous at any age section seems to have a template, because from issue to issue the clothing is similarly arranged and the center of the page there is a line of white space. There is a lot of consistency on how this spread is designed from issue to issue, simply because of the way that the clothing and accessories are positioned, as well as where the models are placed.