Deconstructing BOUND

October 6, 2009 — 8 Comments

BOUND is…

… lifestyle monthly with content drawn from around the globe. With the tag line “Different culture, same lifestyle”, BOUND will target female readers with in-depth features, celebrity interviews, travel editorial, fashion and lifestyle news.

or… a Lesbian magazine targeted for everyone. Or that’s what I understood from the Examiner.com ~
Or… really, another glossy.

bound-dec09-brand

Hot pink bubble, mine. LOL
Well, typography treatment is not exactly the same, eh?

bound-dec09-cover

Ugly green, mine. LOL

First, (1) The include message has different typography than the rest of the cover. Like, slap it on a la last minute because we want to give away this other copy of such magazine. (2) That chunk of text is TWO headlines. – 1. Lesbian Tango in Buenos Aires, 2. Porn Star Nina Hartley Bares All. Yet, it looks like #1 is the subtitle for PLUS, and #2 looks like it could be TWO headlines on their own.

(3) Look at all the fonts! And all that floating around content with no defined hierarchy. And the line-spacing… Can there be any more line-space between FRESH………… FACES……… OF COMEDY?

bound-dec09-spread-sample

And this is too tiny to have an opinion about,
but… that “T” seems a bit clustered, right? And that line below it, I don’t think it should be there. It should be a longer line, or not be there at all. Same thing with those many ONE-word lines.

8 responses to Deconstructing BOUND

  1. is this a real mag?

  2. not kidding you. it’s real.
    comes out on December. Supposedly.

  3. ewwww
    In that case I would prefer that YAM came out as a real mag…

  4. imo, printing magazine are over unless they are graphical magazines. Photography, illustration and the such…

  5. by the way, I thought I should mention YAM is building up good for this issue. xD I think it’s a very good issue, though I’d wish more people would have contributed this time.

  6. OMG Amy…
    my eyes are hurting !
    wth.. that layout is done in Word within 2 mins.

  7. I know you love it, Maca. Don’t lie.

Trackbacks and Pingbacks:

  1. personal.amy-wong.com – A Blog by Amy Wong. » Blog Archive » Deconstructing Revista Integracion - October 12, 2009

    […] I liked working on the BOUND magazine post, I decided to do one on the Revista Integracion issue, which I saw this past weekend. […]

Leave a Reply to Julili Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.