Domestika course by Lars Harmsen

Domestika Course by Lars Harmsen

Editorial Design: How to Make a Magazine

Author: Vicky Blake

A magazine is like an open door that allows you to discover the world and break new ground—you always wanted to know how we make magazines at Slanted Publishers? Then this Domestika Course by Lars Harmsen, the co-founder and editor of Slanted Publishers is just perfect for you!

Transforming and rendering fragments of reality through the subtle magic of color, typography, and layout is the specialty of Lars Harmsen. In this online course, you will explore the possibilities of editorial design using Slanted Magazine as a case study.

Together with your teacher, learn how to develop a magazine and all the aspects it entails. Lars shows you the different possible options for designing a magazine, from the idea, research, and layout, to production and marketing. By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools to find the right format for your publication. Take a fragment of reality, analyze it, and reassemble it in magazine form.

What will you learn in this online course?
Begin the course by getting to know your teacher, Lars Harmsen, who tells you about his career and experience in editorial design. He also shows you some influences that have impacted and inspired his work.

Next, look at how to develop the concept of what a magazine can represent. Before you start manipulating pixels and warming up the graphics card, explore the importance of the planning, research, and organization phases.

Continue with an introduction to the tools of the trade in editorial design—illustration, typography, graphic design, and photography—and analyze how you can combine these elements in your storytelling.

Now it’s time to start experimenting! What happens when you think of a magazine not as a collection of information, but as a piece of music or poetry? Discover how to step out of your comfort zone in terms of graphic design, then tackle the photo for your cover.

Lars shows you what to consider for the printing phase and the choice of materials for your magazine, how to find distributors, and how to market your publication. To wrap things up, he covers different options for designing special editions.

What is this course’s project?
Using Slanted Magazine as a case study, learn about all the steps involved in creating a magazine.

Who is this online course for?
Design professionals who want to explore the possibilities and tools of editorial design, as well as beginners who want to learn how a magazine is planned and designed.

Domestika Course by Lars Harmsen

  • Course contents and forum are available as of August 2nd
  • There are additional resources available
  • Course audio is in German
  • Course is subtitled into eight languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, and German)
  • Access is forever; do the course at your own pace
  • Case study based

Until August 2nd you may purchase the course at a very special price for € 9.99.

Find more information here!

Domestika course by Lars Harmsen

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