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Design in The Wild


I am going to be talking about Vogue the magazine. This magazine was first issued in 1892. The magazine has evolved and changed its font its design and everything about it over all till date. In 1909 the magazine was acquired by Conde Naste Publishers. The magazine’s volume became thicker and its main focus was turned on women. Naturally, the price was raised as well. In1932 the American Vogue for the first time ever had placed a color photography on its cover (earlier it was exclusively given for drawings). Since that time the World’s best photographers – Irwin Penn and Guy Burden, Richard Avedon and Norman Parkinson, Helmut Newton and Peter Lindberg – became Vogue’s contributors. In 1960-s the American Vogue under the leadership of Diana Vriland had become the symbol of a new era – more creative, emancipated and sexy. Another important period in American Vogue history began in 1988, when Anna Wintour became its Chief Editor. Her talent, will and efficiency, reflected in The Devil Wears Prada movie, had finally turned Vogue into Nr1 Fashion Magazine of the World, not just reflecting fashion trends, but effectively shaping them.

The design that was used for the actual type face itself has been Didot. The font first used in 1892 was a different form of font as typeface wasn’t so popular then with many options. The typeface itself and design of the overall cover and magazine has changed a lot. With time there has been colours added, more modernized typography and the concept of the magazine became from a normal selling magazine to a women empowerment magazine with time till date.

This magazine in today’s time is meant to express women. It’s become a women empowerment/ women-based magazine. When it was developing in its initial stages it just a normal magazine which over time became just for women. It spoke about problems and issues related to women’s back in the days. It was the first magazine to address women related problems so openly to the world which made it very unique. Today vogue has a very big name for itself and had developed and grown a lot since it first came out.

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Quim Marin Background & History:

He is a Barcelona-based designer and art director Quim Marin has a strong visual sensibility and a prolific work-rate if scrolling through his site is anything to go by. There’s a load of impressive poster and other print design on there, with particularly effective use of some trendy tropes which can often feel stale in less talented hands.” -It’s nice that- “Quim Marin, a designer from Barcelona, Spain. His style is really simple, using shapes, colors, and typography these posters come to life with a really strong message “Quim marin’s posters are a graphic design nerd’s dream” Spanish graphic designer Quim Marin is serious about his work. Apart from his branding work and art direction, one of his specialties is making posters. He carefully examines present graphic design trends, and incorporates them into his pieces in an absolutely refined way” -The FACE- “There’s a load of impressive poster and other print design on there, with particularly effective use of some trendy tropes which can often feel stale in less talented hands” says It’s nice that on the portfolio of an amazing man”

Quim Marin:

“I find it hard to count the projects I have worked in throughout the last 20 years. Naming, art direction, graphic design, creation of advertising campaigns –I believe I have pulled all the strings. I must thank the music scene for its extreme sensitiveness to the passing of time and trends.

“In such a visually polluted environment I try to come up with fresh and memorable designs with a clear aim at essential beauty and equilibrium that, at the same time, will ensure communicative effectiveness.”

Why I choose him:

One of the reasons I think he should be featured in the new edition of the textbook is because of his influence on how he uses his graphic designs to speak about world issues and designs in a way that gets people wondering and thinking about the real-world issues just from one glance at his work. He keeps his designs simple and elegant, working with minimal design to keep his designs a fresh and effective way for people to view it. His designs are meant to be simple and take away from the problems of the world. He lives in a very populated part of the world which is another reason he designs the way he does he keeps it less populated and very to the point type of topics, and designs. Over all his work is very appealing to me.




“Quim Marin Portfolio.” Inicio, quimmarinstudio.tumblr.com/.

Behance. “Quim Marin on Behance.” Behance, www.behance.net/quimmarin.

“Quim Marin.” Typo/Graphic Posters, 11 Oct. 2018, www.typographicposters.com/quim-marin.