"Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface"
Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany)
Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the research unit organizing the event
More info: https://journalliteratur.blogs.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/call-for-paper-internationale-tagung-visuelles-design-23-25-11-2017-philipps-universitaet-marburg/
“The conference Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface is concerned with the visual design of the Journal, taken to mean the whole spectrum of periodical print publications, including amongst others newspapers and magazines. Interest is thus focused on the periodical page (or double-page spread) as a visible printed surface on which words and images appear in a designed context. The premise is that the written and pictorial content of the periodical are not realized in abstraction (as disembodied and placeless), but remain tied to the materiality of the periodical, which provides for a two-dimensional and sequential arrangement of diverse visual elements.”
- sorry, but for me this briefing is just pseudo-intellectual blah-blah; no one involved seriously in magazine layout design could ever come up with such a rediculous no-brainer text mocked up as an academic abstract. A free beer to anyone how convinces me otherwise about this proposal.
Happy Christmas to all of you ***
Selection, Design, layout, placement of elements on a two-page spread is the focus of, "Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface".
I agree the topic could be explained in a more accesible way, but read the part where they say "Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the research unit organizing the event". Not many events are accesible to speakers who cannot pay these expenses.
That is some kind of paradigm shift!