Love InDesign

InDesign is a great tool for creating posters, flyers, magazines, newspapers, brochures and books. It has some features that will make your job easier and you’ll love using it.
Although there are many great features to be found, in this article I will focus on the first five that immediately came to my mind when deciding to write the article. Let’s see if you also agree with them.

Kinfolk style magazine

Kinfolk is an independent magazine that became a huge worldwide phenomenon. This genre of publication is for people who enjoy dinners with friends and garden parties. It’s for those who love their community and simplicity. Learn how to design a magazine like Kinfolk starting from our free template.
But before you proceed to edit our template, perhaps you should first read about what makes Kinfolk unique and how you can make a similar magazine design.

Foolproof layout examples

Editorial design is a field of graphic design that includes book design, newspaper publication, magazine design and online media. These publications should communicate clearly through design and images to be successful.
If you are not an experienced designer and you need some inspiration for a magazine or a brochure design, here are some foolproof layout examples for you. They are sure to help you in your time of artistic needs.

evolution of book covers design

Everyone knows the age-old saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but we have to be realistic and admit that everyone does that. A great book cover design should make you think. It should communicate about the story that is between the covers, to spark an interest about the topic.
It’s interesting to notice how the design of the original book covers evolved, and what new elements showed up on the contemporary editions. So let’s analyse them together!

Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd is the author of many books: fiction, non-fiction, comics and one graphic novel. Some popular titles include “The Cheese Monkeys”,” Batman: Death by Design”, “Go: A Kidd’s guide to Graphic Design”. He designs more than 70 book covers per year. He worked with some well-known authors: Bret Easton Ellis, Haruki Murakami, Dean Koontz, Cormac McCarthy and many others.
Below you will find a list of 5 principles that guide Chip Kidd’s designs, and which could be used by any book cover illustrator or designer.

david carson type poster

The Grunge style was very popular in the 90’s. It appeared to be a messy and chaotic design, in the way the typography, backgrounds and textures were combined to form posters and magazines. David Carson inspired a new generation of young designers to express themselves and experiment with new techniques.
Here we highlighted some of the principles that Carson applied to his project. Read on to find out more.

book presentation

When it comes to promoting and selling your publication, book presentations play a major part. This article helps you understand the process behind making a successful presentation in Flipsnack. Just keep in mind the next steps we’re going to debate and enjoy the process. So, to cut a long story short, here are 5 useful tips on how to make a book presentation. See for yourself!

retro design

Are you interested in creating a new and original magazine? It’s a great idea to look at vintage books and publications that represent different styles from the history of graphic design. Let yourself be fascinated by retro design and be inspired to create something different and unique.
Let’s discover together the evolution of retro design over 100 years and see what principles we can use in our publications.

Dieter Rams design

Dieter Rams developed a design philosophy which was revolutionary for that period, in the post WWII years. His products became famous because they were aesthetically appealing and they were also easy to use. The reason why his products were so popular is because he applied the 10 principles of good design in his own work, which became very important in design thinking. You can find them, you guessed it, by reading on.