Inc. magazine, Nov. 2016
3 Comments on “Inc. magazine, Nov. 2016”
I find your typography and image placement very hard to read. Multiple fonts and multiple sizes and an aligned right justificatin in small 2” columns creates shapes that are very distracting. It’s not a good practice to have this many fonts on the page. The eye jumps from one side to another and makes it impossible to focus. The graphics more or less take the shape of a gossip magazine.
I’m not sure which magazine you’re looking at. In any case, the issue of Inc. depicted above doesn’t match your description. The layout uses no more than three typeface families—one for text; one for subheads, captions and navigational items; and one for display—in a manageable amount of styles and sizes. The F initial is unusually large, but it’s the only attention-grabbing element on that page, and I find it rather charming than distracting. The body copy isn’t right-aligned (nor justified), and the columns don’t strike me as particularly narrow. All of this is pretty much standard in magazine design. I disagree with your assessment that this looks like “a gossip magazine.”
I just posted screengrabs from the magazine. I did not design it, I just designed the typeface