It is one thing to attract a reader visually, it is quite another to attract a reader visually and emotionally. Another task layout producers face is keeping the readers attracted visually and emotionally throughout a story. This particular task is what peeked my interest in graphic design back in high school. It was a task I enjoyed to conquer and learn about. We are consistently bombarded with information that lacks empathy, disjointed and watered down to capture the attention of the viewers. Which is why in college, news reporting wasn’t my favorite. Storytelling is much more versatile and interesting.
Here is a few inspiring magazine layouts that are both visually and emotionally attractive: