Just Add Water
Publication design maestro Roger Black
announced his latest venture today, Ready-Media
, a collection of pre-existing templates for print and web publications. Ready-Media is a joint venture along with David
and Sam Berlow
of Font Bureau
, publication designer Robb Rice
, and newspaper designer Eduardo Danilo
. The service offers a smorgasbord of already-designed magazines in a variety of formats, city/regional, trade, travel, etc., as well as newspaper and web designs. Clients can choose a variety of fonts online and even see how they'll look in the layouts. The new venture's website states "never before has world-class media design been so available, so accessible, so affordable." Pictured above are two of the formatted templates. Left is the "Trumbull," a city/regional magazine format, and right is "Vernier," for trade and B2B mags.
More "world class" magazine formats, which Ready-Media designer Robb Rice says, will leave magazine designers "freed to concentrate on visual content." Left, "Ready Traveler," a travel magazine format. Center, "Lake Shore," another city/regional format. Right, "OCP," for trade and B2B magazines.