Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Press Passes

One of the awesome advantages of being a journalist is the access it grants. Journalists can often get behind-the-scenes glimpses into exclusive parties, concerts, and important political events -- all it (usually) takes is a press pass.

With your magazine launch parties quickly approaching, you'll want to make sure you and your group members have press passes to this invite-only event. Also, you'll want to make a press pass for your designer. You'll just need your logo, your head shot (and your designer's head shot) to make these passes.

Here are some design pointers to get you started: If I were designing a press pass, I would create a new Illustrator document and I would create the same number of art boards as you need press passes. Here's how to work with artboards. I would make them around 3 x 4 (or 4.5). Then, once you have each group member's pass (and your designer's), try to fit as many as you can in an InDesign document so we can export and print on standard size paper. Be frugal with spacing so you can fit as many passes as you can on one 8.5 x 11 piece of printer paper. We can print these on the school color printer!

Check out these examples for some inspiration:

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