Magazine Cover & Website

A magazine cover for a pixel art magazine, along with a website mockup.

Role

Designer

Date

Feb 21, 2019

Client

BCIT

Tools

InDesign, Graphics Gale

Intro

This project was first created for my Design Aesthetics course at BCIT. The assignment was to come up with a magazine concept, and then to create a magazine cover, a website layout for the magazine, and a promotional banner. After much debate and mind-changing, I decided to create a pixel art focused magazine. The purpose of the magazine was to promote pixel art and pixel artists as I felt that the art form was underappreciated in this current age of super detailed 3D graphics.

Challenges

A major challenge of this project was acquiring pixel art images that could be used in the project. As there is no free 'stock pixel art' like there are stock photos, I decided to remedy this by creating my own pixel art as well as borrowing some old game art that a classmate had previously created and was kind enough to let me use.