Magazine Insert: Choosing the subject and Type system

First Project of Print class. The brief is to design a magazine insert using the PROPER methods of handling files. Everything we did so far was incorrect, because the way we made our files before had the potential to create problems in a professional setting with print vendors.

So. The goal is to design an A5 black and white insert for a new TV channel, for a new mini-series. The topic is my choice, and the design needs to appeal to a young audience. And the files need to be on point.

Ideas for the topic:
Social media, horror/supernatural, technology/inventions, young inventors, downloading/piracy/hacking.

Titles:
piracy:
The future of downloads
Defining downloads
Pirates
Download for free
Download______for free 

hacking:
How to Become a Hacker
Hackers by Profession < my chosen title and topic.
Professional Hackers

The following are some of the links I visited while researching my topic. It helped me get a grasp on the topic itself, the style of language used, and the style of visual language used:

http://www.dummies.com/programming/networking/why-hackers-hack/

https://thevoidist.com/online-piracy-why-do-people-illegally-torrent-and-download-movies-and-what-should-be-done-about-38665ef850bd#.kdt6ikjg8

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/piracy/graham-burke-is-a-man-on-a-mission-to-end-piracy-in-australia/news-story/e8ca3752f1951cab29e87d850ad15e14

This article was the most interesting:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/02/03/you-will-never-kill-piracy-and-piracy-will-never-kill-you/3/#7f2002382957

To start with, I found relevant and thought-provoking quotes that I could place on the design. What was hard was ensuring that they’re reliable:

insertprocess1

You can’t protect what you don’t know exists

Andy Orin

http://lifehacker.com/career-spotlight-what-i-do-as-an-ethical-hacker-1706940692


Next came looking at precedents. I found a few examples of interactive inserts, but as we were advised against experimenting with the production process, I stepped back and focused on type based inserts and advertisement inserts.
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Reversed type or knockout text

^Looked up ways to make type interesting in grayscale.

And then I began to set-up my type and grid system:

Type considered:
Abadi MT Condensed
Gill Sans
Lucida Sans
Caecillia Lt Std
Consolas vs Corbel
Kohinoor Devanagri
Source code Pro. (bold used)

 

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