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here is a link to my website: astro.temple.edu/~tua82456

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May 4, 2010 at 6:17 am

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Kim Wagner- Magazine Layout

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Project Brief:

The purpose of my project was to make a two page magazine layout that went along with the Magazine Cover I previously designed for this class.

The audience for this article, would obviously be the same audience for my magazine:  Study Abroad, Rome.  Basically, it is targeting the college community- specifically Juniors and Seniors- since that is when most people actually study abroad.  But, the magazine (and therefore, Article) would be appropriate for any student interested in study abroad in Europe.  While abroad, many students travel all over Europe- so reading about Rome wouldn’t be pointless.  And, just like I stated before- each month the magazine would focus on a different study abroad location- this one just happens to be Rome!

I think my Layout incorporates the principles of Design.  For contrast, I use fonts in the same family but not exactly the same – and I also use Blue and Yellow, which contrast eachother.  As for Repetition- I repeat the colors (blue and yellow) that are seen in the large photo which is included in the layout.  The yellow is also seen on the magazine cover- and the blue is in the picture of the magazine cover (but not in any font on the cover).  Alignment- I picked one and stuck to it- which Robin Williams says to do!  And lastly, Proximity- appropriate things are put together.  For instance, the photo of the bakery is placed in the layout after the interview talks about the “best bakery in the world!”

I actually had to do some research for this project, Libby Peck is a friend of mine- so I was able to ask her questions non-stop, I didn’t want to sound like an idiot while I was writing a fabricated story which turned out to be real!

I don’t think anything I wrote could really be offensive.  I mean, I quoted a blog post Libby had which was bashing Rome, but hey- if someone is going to study abroad–they really should know the ups and downs.

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April 14, 2010 at 2:12 am

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Kim Wagner- Magazine Cover

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Thanks to Libby Peck for the Photo!

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March 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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Favorite Magazine Cover- Kim Wagner

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I really like this magazine cover for a couple reasons.  First, I really like its simplicity- black, white, and pink.  Also the main part of the article is pretty obvious- it is something about being “big” which is seen through Tyra Banks hair—it’s huge.  Under it, the viewer knows that Martha and Oprah are both self-branded stars.  Lastly, it is finally given away with an asterisk- the main point.  Is Tyra the next big female branded self?  The photo is just like a puzzle that comes together at the end- everything fits perfectly together.

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March 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm

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Phillies Infographic–Kim Wagner

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Here is my infographic on how expensive the Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup is for the 2010 season.  The information was found at: http://www.philaphans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98168 and http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=phi

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March 2, 2010 at 3:55 am

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Crayola Infographic- Kim Wagner

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http://www.weathersealed.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/crayons_big2.png

I really like this info graphic for several reasons.  Primarily because it can be informational to just about anyone.  It doesn’t have to be geared towards a certain age group- because there is no statistics or reading involved, except for the years at the top.  It is also really catchy- it grabbed my attention the second I saw it because of all the colors.  Also, it is really interesting to me because, it shows how Crayola grew over time- and I can definitely relate it to when I was using Crayola crayons throughout my school years.  Basically, during Preschool I was given the 8 crayon box and was gradually introduced to the 64 box and bigger as I got older.  It just goes hand in hand with Crayola’s growth.  As they were young and just starting out, they had 8 colors and over the years they slightly tweaked the colors.  Anyway, I think the info graphic does a great job at catching peoples attention, and conveying information about Crayola’s growth without necessarily stating “crayola introduced 50 new colors in 1990.


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February 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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A week in the life: Kim Wagner

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My roommates patiently waiting for their 3 hour late Chinese food delivery- in the snow storm

The mural at the Elementary School I work at 4 days a week

The top two shelves on my bookshelf- dedicated to family pictures (and obviously a few other things)

My Academic Affairs binder for my Sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon- and my favorite set of letters

My boyfriend, Matt, and I at his Fraternity Valentines Date Party (don't worry- were both 21)

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February 16, 2010 at 5:17 am

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