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Visual Design: The Periodical Page as a Designed Surface (23-25 Nov 18, Marburg)

The conference Visual Design: The Periodical Page as a Designed Surface is concerned with the visual design of the Journal, taken to mean the whole spectrum of periodical print publications, including amongst others newspapers and magazines. Interest is thus focused on the periodical page (or double-page spread) as a visible printed surface on which words and images appear in a designed context. The premise is that the written and pictorial content of the periodical are not realized in abstraction (as disembodied and placeless), but remain tied to the materiality of the periodical, which provides for a two-dimensional and sequential arrangement of diverse visual elements.

Thursday, Nov 23

Panel 1: Technik- und Layoutgeschichte | History of technology and layout

Panel 2: Rezeptionskulturen: Journalgestaltung und Publika | Cultures of reception: design and audiences

Friday | Friday, Nov 24

Panel 3: Typographische Strategien | Typographic strategies

Panel 4: Medienformatwechsel: zwischen Buch und Journal | Change of media formats: between book and journal

Panel 5: Stofflichkeit, Räumlichkeit, Handhabung der Seite | Materiality of the page

Saturday, Nov 25

Panel 6: Ideologische Formatierungen | Ideological implications of formatting

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