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Copyfitting 101

Make functional and beautiful page layouts in difficult circumstances

1. Introduction (1:03)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction (1:03) 1:03 FREE!
  2. Copyfitting Basics (1:31) 1:31 FREE!
  3. Too Much Text (3:01) 3:01 FREE!
  4. Too Little Text (3:09) 3:09 FREE!
  5. Page Revises: Basic (3:06) 3:06 FREE!
  6. Page Revises: Advanced (3:26) 3:26 FREE!
  7. Adjustments (3:13) 3:13 FREE!

Video Details

Make functional and beautiful page layouts in difficult circumstances. Experienced magazine art director Angela Riechers shares valuable tips and techniques from her copyfitting arsenal, including ways to get around text shortage and surplus, how to adapt to changing editorial directives, and subtle adjustments that make all the difference.

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Angela Riechers
Angela Riechers is an art director, educator, and consultant with fifteen years of professional experience designing national magazines including More , O at Home, the New York Times T Magazine, and Harper's . Her writing appears online on the AIGA Voice and Design Observer. She has taught numerous graphic design courses at the City College of New York and the School of Visual Arts. Angela's work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers and the Art Director's Club, and was featured in the The Speck Report: A Curious Collection of Uncommon Things. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons while studying for a master's degree in Design Criticism at SVA.