For this project, I looked into all different sorts of magazine spreads ranging from ones with writing and small images to ones that had dominate images and little text. Through searching the three subjects, I found that doing a magazine spread on food was what interested me the most. I then researched everything I could on magazine spreads with food. After doing extensive research on the subject I found that I will will be doing a desert spread with mostly pies and cakes. From the imagery that I have and found on the internet, cakes and pies were the ones that provided the highest and most distinct quality of images.
Through all of the found images, I like how they all have a white background to them, it makes them easier to cut out and place into my spread. I really like the one image with the white background fifth from the top. This image would allow for me to make it a dominant image on the front page of the with text wrapping around it. For one of my sketches I had a image that was meant for this purpose and I would like to include that in my final image. A thing that I don’t like about some of the images though is some of them are too dark for the spread. I think I want to have a warm appeal to this spread and by using some of these darker cake images it may turn away from the subject matter.
Throughout doing the rough sketches, I found that I liked to have space for writing with medium sized images included throughout the spread. I think that this gets the point across more than huge images with little writing. I liked how some of the images I saw online had the first page with a image coming from the inside center to the middle. I tried to incorporate this into my half sized sketches and hopefully it works out when I try to incorporate it into my final imagery. I like to keep the title up at the top on the front page even though in my rough sketches I experimented with the placement of the title. Throughout it though, I only found the top of the page to be the place to include the title. I didn’t like to include having bigger images on the second page then the first. It seemed to me that this was taking away from the importance of the first page.