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Once again GRID SYSTEM…

2 Apr

Layout architecture for my magazine project,trying to create a good grid system to deal through the whole spreads.


Magazine Design Proposal

28 Mar


I’ve changed my proposal and made it more spesific, this time liked it more than the previous one..

Magazine Design- Content Proposal

24 Mar

As the second project of  VA 302 class we are expected to design a multipage magazine for our second hand and design shop “Bit Pazarı”.The starting point is going to be naming it. I came up with some possible names as; “dükkan”, “tezgah”, “bit kadar” and liked “tezgah”at most.It evokes me the variety and shopping. For the second step; before setting up a system it is important to decide on the content of the magazine. In “tezgah”, I’ll have 3 department and 5 feature parts.

The departments are going to be the index,reader’s designs and notes and the astrology part.Then I decided to have 5 features which will be consist of urban life style, fashion shot, interview with designers, music and blog.

To be more specific let’s have a deeper look at all the content.


1)Index-team information

  • Meaning that the editor,creative department,advertisement department,art director etc. information
  • There may be the editor’s note as a thin column beside or as a new page.

2)Readers’ Designs and Notes

  • We are very used to see readers’letters as a department in many of the women magazines so to create a new interest for the reader it can be changed into the design&notes instead of complaining or thankful letters.


  • For fun or real interest, I see that most of the people care what astrology says.


1)Urban Life Style

  • The fashion followers mostly care what the others wear, how they live, what they watch etc.Under this feature there may be most popular film, book etc. and the advises to add on season’s to do list.

2)Fashion shot

  • Photos from professional fashion photographers. (maybe related to the Bit Pazarı that season’s new designs)

3)Interview with designers

  • In this part for my mag it is not important to have a famous name, he/she can be one of Bitpazarı designers.


  • I think music is very much related to the notion of  “style”. The people who have a flavor of music, shape their life styles according to it. For example; many people are influenced by the punk,electronic or indie scene and demonstrate the effect of the music scene on individuals.


  • Keeping a blog in which you can find anything about fashion and life styles became very popular these days. So adding such a feature that is chosen by the editor for the season can be fun and interesting I think. This can be a collective blog like or just personal like


And overall for the cover I am really not much sure but want to go with such an idea that the music magazine bant has done for all of their issues; using a design. It can be anything; illustration,graphic design,poster kind,handmade art etc. with just the logo and the issue number on it.(ex.11)

Understanding Grid System

7 Mar

Clustering Homework for VA302

2 Mar

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VA 301-Project Studio-Creating a corporate identity

14 Oct

For the VA 301 class we’re supposed to create a corporate identity for a company,brand etc. The identity would be imaginary so for the first step we brought our imaginary corporations and by voting eliminated them into final 3. “Bit Pazarı” the second hand shop,”Çubuk” the Chinese Restaurant and “Keşfekeder” search engine. We searched for all and found many visuals as possible to imagine the decoration and content.

And here comes the samples…

1-Çubuk Chinese Restaurant

I got some images from Çin Büfe and SushiCo(I know it seems to be Japanese but they also give service as Chinese). In common you’ll see that the color choices are very similar, if we reduce the choices to main ones there comes front: black,red and white. They all prefer to create a simple but elegant atmopshere for that reason they generally use wood and leather in furniture/decoration. Walls are covered with Chinese visuals or calligraphy mostly written on parchment.

2-“Keşfekeder” Search Engine&Guide

I got some screenshots from many different event and city guides. Our aim in this one is to create a search engine which is personal. I mean there will be some choices such as music,sports,movie kinds(genres) and according to people’s choices there comes out a weekly event guide. I found all these sample interfaces so complex so coming up with more simplistic design can attract attention.

3-“Bit Pazarı”

Actually to create a place in which second hand products and handmade products will be sold is not something so known in public. So you have to get the attention. In all of my examples you’ll see the crowd of products and dispersed decoration. I found it also impressive.

VA 204 Final Project-Portraits

30 Jun


This is my final project for lesson VA 204 Language of Drawing II.In this project we all drew our self portraits on mat 60X80 with soft pastels. The style was free so the colors we used changed from person to person.I prefered to work realistic and that’s the result…