The Midnight Journey Book Cover

Donald Judd’s Magazine Spread8x10inch

In this project, my primary goal was to embody Donald Judd’s minimalistic art style while creating a visually engaging experience. To achieve this, I designed the viewer's journey through the content in reverse. This unconventional approach aligns with the minimalist aesthetic, which is inherently simple yet intriguing, encouraging deeper exploration.

To complement Judd’s art style, I initially used a monochromatic palette, reflecting his typical restriction to 2-3 colors. However, based on feedback from a critique session, I introduced color to enhance the composition's visual appeal. The incorporation of pull quotes further enriched the pages, adding layers of interest and depth.

Not fully satisfied with the initial iterations, I proceeded to a third version where I added lines to frame the text. These lines not only unified the layout but also echoed Judd’s signature box-like and linear forms.

I also experimented with an 8x6 grid, which effectively supported the overall layout and helped achieve the desired balance and structure. This grid system provided a solid foundation, allowing for creativity while maintaining coherence with Judd’s minimalistic principles.

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