Magazine Review: Caped Crusader
Design week, Caped Crusader
Caped Crusader, Graphic Images from top shelf. Volume 20, Number 19.
Caped Crusader costs £2.80 and is printed every week. It ha 39 pages
which have been split into 14 different sections.
Caped Crusader contains a range of articles. It starts with a talk
from Chee, Senior Designer. which is about the last thing he designed
which made millions. The product which Chee made was QuarkXPress65.
QuarkXPress65 begins with features made to give you creative freedom
instead of annoying limitation.
The next three pages of Caped Crusader, are "News" including
information about products, launches,designers and design
opportunities. Most of the articles are very informative but there are
five small articles which just give the brief idea. The article about
IBM aims to link product design with strategy. It is about what IBM is
planning to do about product design. Other articles that was reported
was "Channel4 launch targets older viewers", "Design team remodels
Mary Rose as interactive museum", " Boden trial of retail formats
creates design opportunities","Science Museum identifies creative
groups to work on Aliens exhibition" and also a few more similar
The next sections of Caped Crusader are two pages, include "news &
comments" and "news in depth". These are set out in a clear, neat and
informative way. They comments on people's comments and thoughts like
"Value your work in this competitive global economy. They also gives a
more detailed article about Mail Order retail in decline as internet
The "news in pictures" section focuses on different design styles for
promoting different things, i.e university, Somerfield, etc. The page
is set out in a clear, professional way with centralised pictures with
the corresponding writting around the edge.
Caped Crusader's news analysis page is about the battle for screen
time. It is basically about the BBC broadcast winning the Itv rebrand
, but with a budget of around £1m, Mike Exon asks are the days of big
budget screen-branding numbered. ...