Magazine design: between graphic journalism and journalistic communication. Features. Graphic journalism: content and codes. Journalism genres: characteristics and considerations about news, interviews and stories. Text structure and hierarchy.
Models for periodical publications: constants and variables. Publication structure. Navigation resources. Text editing: titles (header, banner, title or headline, and sub headings, lead or summary), fast reading elements (epigraph, highlight, subordinated notes, tables, summaries). Relation between form and content.
Order and space. The typographic grid as a tool for design and communication. Line spacing as modulation unit. Construction of the typographic grid: vertical and horizontal modulation. Legibility and modulation.
Oral and written texts, features. Text structure, macrostructure and superstructure. Types of superstructures. Typology and textual genres. Text and context. Design and linguistic mediation. Conditions for textuality.
The book as an object. Typologies: literature (novels, short stories), poetry, plays and scripts, illustrated literature, art, informational, scientific, reference, textbooks, children books, fine books. Types of book and types of reading. Integral book design.
Structure of the textual content. Study of the characteristics of the book's content. The paragraph as structural piece. Definition. Types of paragraphs: Justified and unjustified, left ranging, right ranging, and centred. Symmetry and asymmetry in the double page spread. Paragraph attributes. Use of hyphens and text cleaning. Brief glossary.
Responsibility and work method. Book edges and care. Book cover. Jacket. Endpapers. Flyleaf. Title page. Preliminary Pages. Legal or credit page. Dedication, Acknowledgments. Prologue. Preface. Introduction. Contents. Abbreviations list. Chapter or section headings. Headings. Main text. The textblock. Citations. Pages. Final pages. Epigraph. Notes and references. Glossary. Colophon.
Proportion and order. Relations in page format, different progressions. Line length and, effect on reading. Typographic performance. Column width and margins. Relations between the textblock and the page.
Context of book edition. Traditional and independent editions, analogical or digital, handcrafted or industrial. Production, printing, and distribution. Editor’s duties. Editorial Process. ISBN, characteristics and functions. Cataloguing in source, characteristics and function.