Headline layout 101

Magazine designer Simon Helyar reveals some of the rules behind creating an impactful headline while keeping a structured page layout.

I've spent the last few years working on magazines, and one thing great about the medium is that it teaches you the discipline of making your work consistent, clear and concise.

In this tutorial I'll cover some basic rules to give your layouts a coherent, clean style, no matter how experimental you get with the headline. I've purposely created a wild, garish headline to demonstrate that, by following some simple guidelines, you can keep the layout under control no matter what and avoid the final result looking like you've been working in InDesign on acid!

Click here to download the tutorial for free