I discovered Frame by accident. I don’t usually hang out in the interior design section of Green Apple, but this magazine caught my eye because of the reversed ‘E’. When I picked up a copy I noticed the cloth binding on the spine of the magazine…a touch that gave me a mini-wow! moment. As I began to flip through the heavy-weight pages (a pleasure to touch if you’re a paper lover), I scarcely noticed that the ads were for work-of-art furniture, or museum quality bathroom fixtures (bath culture — oooooh). The gorgeous interior photos of exotic restaurants and bars in far away countries made me want to travel. As beautiful as the products and interiors and exotic locations were, it was the editorial layout of FRAME that stuck with me. The use of overlapping photos, text partially hidden behind pictures, pictures partially hidden behind text all left a memorable impression. You don’t have to be into interior design to appreciate this magazine. It’s a work of art in itself, and reading through it is a sensory experience that stands on its own.
Nov/Dec 2012 Details
Number of Pages: @208
Ad Pages: @57
Price: $19.95 USD
Style Screencast: Layered Photos & Overlapping Text
Inpsired by Frame Magazine’s overlapping photos and text, I created a CSS-based layout using relative positioning (I’m gonna try it with absolute positioning next!). If you’re a Style member, you can check out the screencast here!
radlab (photoshop filters/actions)
rectangle shapes (photoshop tutorial)
box outlines (photoshop tutorial)
futura medium (osx default font)