Conde Nast Traveler: Space

Conde Nast Traveler is a monthly magazine. Travel is strongly associated with food, and there are always new restaurant openings, new hotel openings, new excursions, trends in travel, or new cities to discover. Travel and food are also two businesses that advertise very heavily. Therefore, a monthly magazine seems to be most suitable for the publication. The magazine is 9 by 11 inches, which is larger than average. I think that has to do with the fact that this is a luxury publication. they can afford to have pages that are physically larger. Not only do those larger pages command more space on a magazine stand, but the magazine is famous for its photography, so this allows for more space for large pictures.

There are no left or right margins, but the top and bottom margins are each half an inch. This works because most of the pictures in this magazine are landscape, rather than portrait. It seems to make the pictures appear as though they extend off the pages. There is not a lot of text on any of the pages, but when it is there, the columns of texts are about 2 inches wide. This matches the wider-set photos and page size, as well. Gutters are 5 millimeters.

The average page has two photos with one story on it and one sidebar. The stories are about 300 words in length, leaving quite a bit of white space on the page. The white space lives on the edges of the page and top of the page, as is the norm. But, it also occurs around the photos, and then between the headline and story.