21 February 2012 Automatic design of magazine covers
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In this paper, we propose a system for automatic design of magazine covers that quantifies a number of concepts from art and aesthetics. Our solution to automatic design of this type of media has been shaped by input from professional designers, magazine art directors and editorial boards, and journalists. Consequently, a number of principles in design and rules in designing magazine covers are delineated. Several techniques are derived and employed in order to quantify and implement these principles and rules in the format of a software framework. At this stage, our framework divides the task of design into three main modules: layout of magazine cover elements, choice of color for masthead and cover lines, and typography of cover lines. Feedback from professional designers on our designs suggests that our results are congruent with their intuition.
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Ali Jahanian, Ali Jahanian, Jerry Liu, Jerry Liu, Daniel R. Tretter, Daniel R. Tretter, Qian Lin, Qian Lin, Niranjan Damera-Venkata, Niranjan Damera-Venkata, Eamonn O'Brien-Strain, Eamonn O'Brien-Strain, Seungyon Lee, Seungyon Lee, Jian Fan, Jian Fan, Jan P. Allebach, Jan P. Allebach, } "Automatic design of magazine covers", Proc. SPIE 8302, Imaging and Printing in a Web 2.0 World III, 83020N (21 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914596; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.914596
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