Tabloid Design: My Layouts for the ReMarker

Below, you will find images of some of the pages I have designed for The ReMarkerHover over the image to read a description of the work. Click on the image to enlarge.


Centerspreads

Designing this spread was somewhat tricky because it felt like I had too much content for the amount of space I was given. Nevertheless, I separated different parts of the story by using a dominant visual in the middle of the spread, adding a secondary headline and creating an infographic with headshots of the people I interviewed.

The stars and stripes across the top of the page create a dominant visual that I hoped would immediately catch the reader's eye. In addition, I used infographics, vertical lines and a pull quote to provide alignment throughout the page and compartmentalize the body copy.

The white space around the headline package along with an incredible photo as the dominant visual truly presents the story in a powerful way. I intentionally used sidebars to provide balance to the entire layout, creating somewhat of a symmetrical feel to the spread.

For this layout, I used a dominant visual that people associate with fake identities: a blurred face. Also, near the bottom of the centerspread, I included relevant infographic material along with watermarks that people associate with fake IDs.


sports section pages

As sports editor my junior year, my primary job was to make sure the production of the sports section went smoothly. So, a lot design work I have done for The ReMarker reside in the sports section. The images below are some of the pages I designed during my time as sports editor.

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In this layout, the cutout interacts with the story, directing the readers to the content of the story. Also, whenever a background image is used on a page, you have to be careful with how you present the body copy. In this case, I edited the photo a great amount so that all of the content on the page is easily readable and also aesthetically pleasing to the reader.

The reverse copy along with the large cutouts on this page immediately stand out. By designing different content blocks, the entire page establishes eye flow while incorporating dominant visuals for the reader.

The upfront page is the first page of each section, and it used to tease the rest of the section, highlight upcoming events and inform the readers of events on campus. I designed this upfront page for the September issue during my junior year. 

On this page,  the contents of the story and packaging of the article establish a strong connection. The duality of the headline package and interactive infographic immediately give the reader an understanding of what the story is about: rivalries.

For this page, I utilized verticality to present a variety of information and visuals. This linear presentation allowed me to make the visual elements interact with the body copy while making the information very easy to process. 

For this page, I had to figure out a way to fit in information on five sports teams while making it visually appealing. Although the design is somewhat tight, I created a photo collage and divided the content into blocks to make sure that everything fits nicely.


Covers

The visual-verbal photography on this cover really stands out — the in-your-face image of a pistol's barrel interacts well with the headline: down the barrel. For a controversial issue like gun violence, it was important that I include a powerful dominant visual, and this image helped the story come to life.

This page won first place for Page One Design in CSPA's Gold Circle Awards.

A recurring design element of The ReMarker's page one design is a dominant photo. For a story on the rise of private tutoring on my school, I made sure that the dominant visual struck a connection with the reader.


Backpages

The backpage of The ReMarker is a cool opportunity for any designer. Given a blank slate, the sports editors must present a feature on an athlete, team or group in a dynamic and design-heavy format. 

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Junior Graham Gillespie was playing especially well during lacrosse season, so I compiled his statistics and presented them in a dynamic format. Having been a fan of Sports Illustrated Magazine for years, I have always wanted to do a sports feature on an athlete with additional statistics and information.

This page won first place for Typography: the look of one page in CSPA's Gold Circle Awards.

When our school constructed a new turf field, I saw an opportunity for a backpage idea. After the first two football games, I compiled all the big plays and used a cutout of the field to convey how the new turf was "broken in." I also decided to include an infographic on the production of the new turf near the bottom of the page. 

For this page, I had an idea to use strips of photos as the dominant visual and design element. This page ended up flowing nicely to the eye and is overall a fun page for the reader.

For our most recent issue, I had an idea for an unorthodox backpage of two people on campus who love collecting shoes. Dubbed the "sneakerheads," senior Fabian Reyher and coach Ryan Parker are displayed on this page as the dominant visual with supplementary infographics and body copy.