it was important to explore the front cover of my magazine. therefore, I experimented with layout/ design. I have shown 4 of these as examples below. I liked the idea of having an image from a fashion shoot on the front as I felt they were some of my stronger images.
The experiments allowed me to explore whether the images look better a full page or centre (smaller) and the layout of text/ name/logo.
I particularly like the full page images as I feel they look for like a front cover plus the have impact. I feel the covers with colour/ background look more like a zine. Therefore, with this in mind, I was focusing on using either the first or last design. I like the green against the monochrome image, however, I feel the coloured version suits the image better. Therefore, I have chosen the 4th design for oaf magazine.