Creativity is Key Entry #8

Creativity is Key Entry #8

The design of Rue magazine is perfectly artistic. The design is effortless, easy to navigate and creative. The magazine consists mostly of photographs with small amounts of text. The magazine is inspiring for interior designers, consumers who want to live stylishly, as well as other home and furniture magazines. The magazine is creatively designed in the sense that it uses asymmetrical features, contrasting images, and photographs that capture every angle of a room. The design is light, yet playful which is why Rue magazine is such a successful digital publication.

http://www.ruemag.com/magazine/issue/41038-2#1

Live Beautifully Entry #2

Live Beautifully Entry #2

The story I chose from Rue magazine is called Live Beautifully: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. This story features co-founders of their own home furnishing company, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, who discuss the ins and outs of their professional and personal lives.

The lead is simple, yet intriguing. Within the first couple of sentences Gold and Williams are introduced with a bit of background about who they are and what they do. The lead ends by explaining that these men produce beautiful pieces of furniture with their authentic American spirit and their exceptional enthusiasm for equality.

The structure of the article is easy to read and captivating. The format is question and answer, making the article very straightforward. The article does include any links. This story is one of the main features in the issue, as it utilizes three full pages of just text.

The story does not make much use of its digital format. There are no links or interactive features. This magazine could easily be in print format because it is strictly full of pictures and text.

Overall, this story is extremely informative and interesting. The text is clear, concise, and organized. The colors in the titles and subtitles are fairly muted so that they match the photographs. The photographs are clear and contrast nicely against the white background.

Definition of a Magazine Entry #1

Definition of a Magazine Entry #1

Rue Magazine is an online publication made to assist readers on their “pathway to stylish living.” Rue is a digital interior design magazine dedicated to empowering consumer’s everyday lives.

According to “the Magazine from Cover to Cover,” it is difficult to develop a definition for the word magazine. Due to this, the definition is uncovered by comparing magazines to other forms of media. Some of the factors that classify a magazine include more in-depth coverage, specialized content and audience, a combination of opinion, interpretation, and advocacy, and consistency.

Rue meets the textbook’s definition of a magazine because it includes all of the components previously listed. Rue has in-depth coverage of popular trends, specialized content, as it is a magazine dedicated to interior design, a combination of multiple features and pieces, and consistency, as it is published monthly.

The magazine also includes multi-source stores. In February, the most recent issue of the magazine, there is an article with Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams. Gold and Williams are the co-founders of an enormously large home furnishing company that has over 1,000 employees.

Throughout the article Gold and Williams answer a variety of professional questions, as well as a few personal ones. Rue also includes articles featuring interior designers and a variety of impressively decorated houses and offices.