Design and Construction of a Magazine

A course by Oscar Mariné
Graphic designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 12/30/2014
, Graphic designer

Design a printed magazine from scratch

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 88% Positive reviews (110)
  • 1830 students

Design a printed magazine from scratch

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 88% Positive reviews (110)
  • 1830 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (2h 44m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

In this course by Óscar Mariné - National Design Prize 2010, graphic designer, illustrator, typographer and professional artist - you will learn to design a printed magazine with all the graphic elements that participate in it (reticles, interlining, typography, photographs, summary, box) , caption of photo ...) with the aim of giving maximum comfort to the reader and make the flow of information understandable.

For this, Óscar will explain step by step the process of editorial redesign that he made for the magazine El País Semanal, a leading magazine in its sector on news, reports, fashion and opinion articles with more than 30 years of history.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Editorial projects
  • U3
    U3. Step by step: The Weekly Country
  • U4
    U4. Reflection
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin to learn a little more about the origins and career of Óscar Mariné, an off-road designer who has done editorial design projects, art direction, corporate identity, album covers, film posters and many more.

Óscar will further explain some of his most important editorial works - such as the magazine Madrid Me Mata, Diario 16, Marie Claire, Diseño & interior or the cover of Life magazine - and will talk about the assignment they made to redesign the Sunday supplement El País Semanal.

You will know what is a Manual of graphic standards for a printed publication and how to make it based on its different elements: the cover, the page, the double page, the summary, the opinion columns, the letters to the director, the in-depth interview, the great reports, the different sections (health, recipes, sex, psychology ...), etc.

Starting from the premise that graphic design has to be at the service of communication, you will learn to design favoring an excellent reading and working with the reticle, making a correct use of typography, line spacing, layout and photography. All this to create a magazine with rhythm, character and emotion.

What is this course's project?

Design a printed publication of the theme that you like using the advice of the teacher, making the flow of information as understandable to the reader as possible.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

A journalist with concern to know how to build a magazine, graphic designers, photographers, art directors and all those interested in editorial design.

What you need

Be curious, have restlessness and have a sharp pencil by hand.


1830 Students
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Oscar Mariné

A course by Oscar Mariné

Graphic designer

Oscar Mariné, National Design Award 2010, is a graphic designer, illustrator, expert typographer and professional artist. His internationally recognized work includes iconic designs for film directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Alex de la Iglesia, and Julio Meden, musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Psychedelic Furs or Brian Eno, press (El País, C International Photo Magazine) and a variety of brands (Absolut Vodka, Hugo Boss, Camper, Loewe, etc).

With an extensive portfolio in editorial projects, and in the field of journalism, in 2007 the newspaper El País entrusted the design of its editions to its studio. El País Semanal has regained its original name, Babelia has been totally transformed, Domingo provides in-depth journalism for the weekend.

His latest projects include the brand for the Matadero Madrid, the new cultural center of the city. The identity of Mariné covers all the graphic applications: signage, publications, advertising, stationery, etc ...

Other works include: Exhibition "The Workers" by Sebastião Salgado for the National Library, publications for the Universal Exposition of Seville 1991, campaigns for the Junta de Castilla-La Mancha, exhibition graphics for the Reina Sofia National Art Museum, launches for RTVE, exhibition for the UN, and many other projects for the SGAE, Caja Madrid, Santander Bank, 40 Principales, La Ser, Canal +, El Corte Ingles, Santiago Bernabéu, Hugo Boss, Pepsi, Interior Design, Cambio 16, Marie Claire Spain , International Amnesty...

As an artist, Mariné's pictorial work has been the object of individual exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, Milan, Venice, Bologna, Madrid or Ibiza, and is part of relevant collective exhibitions.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • About us
    • Where we come from
  • U2

    Editorial projects

    • Editorial projects
    • The suitcase I
    • The Suitcase II
  • U3

    Step by step: The Weekly Country

    • Introduction to the EL PAÍS redesign project
    • The use of typography
    • The cover, the index and the design of the first pages
    • Long report, fixed sections and long interview
    • Long interview 2. Typographic elements, summaries and large reports.
    • Small sections
  • U4


    • Reflection and Closure
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and construction of a magazine

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Design and Construction of a Magazine. A Design course by Oscar Mariné

Design and Construction of a Magazine

A course by Oscar Mariné
Graphic designer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 12/30/2014
  • 88% Positive reviews (110)
  • 1830 students