AHK Japan, Communications got their new magazine cover by running a design contest:
An unique cover design for our business magazine is wanted!
Check out AHK Japan, Communications's Magazine cover contest…
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We publish news about Japanese economics (mostly) as well as politics, society and culture. Our media are a print magazine (the only print matter worldwide that contains exclusively news in German about Japan’s economy) as well as a website with the latest news. Our audience is mostly (male) German CEO's and other persons in management positions but also everyone interested in Japan.
What's your vision?
IMPORTANT: Please read the brief CAREFULLY. Feel free to message us if you have any questions or if anything is unclear. We are currently looking for a new cover for the next issue of our business magazine about Japan. Our readership constitutes of mainly male German-speaking expats in Japan (executives). Here you can find more about the magazine: https://japan.ahk.de/fileadmin/AHK_Japan/4_Infothek/43_JAPANMARKT/AHK_Japan_2020_EN.pdf 1. topic The main theme of the issue is “Corona crisis as digital reform catalyst – Japan’s new trends and the winners of the crisis” and we are emphasizing especially the promotion of digitalization during this current pandemic. Japan has not been very proactive in digitalizing the work place and is now looking for new and innovative approaches. Companies have to adapt fast to stay relevant. In this issue of JAPANMARKT we describe how Japanese companies react to the challenges created by COVID-19 and how they will develop in the future. Keywords for topics: Telework/Teleconferencing digital stamps for businesses E-Cash Medical online diagnoses 2. title Please insert the following title into the image: Coronakrise als Reformkatalysator Japans neue Trends und Krisensieger _____________ "Coronakrise als Reformkatalysator (meaning: corona crisis as reform catalyst)" is the main title and therefore bigger than the other part. Font typ: “Coronakrise als Reformkatalysator” = Myriad Pro-Bold 48p., “Japans neue Trends und Krisensieger” = Myriad Pro-Bold p.24. 3. design - It has to be VERY clear that the magazine is about “business reforms in Japan”. However, since this is not only about Japanese businesses but also German companies on the Japanese market we would appreciate it if that is somehow implemented in the cover. - You can base your design on a photo and make a collage or design icons/graphics. Anything is fine! If you use a stock picture, please arrange it like the combination of photo and icons or illustration and icons, like what we did in our last covers (see the attachment). - If you use a stock photo, stick to istockphoto.com or similar lower-prize options if possible. (If you already own the pictures you want to use, it does not matter which website you got them from, of course.) - Do NOT just copy-paste the stock photo into the template. - Please DEFINITELY look at our past covers so that you can get a feel for what we are looking for and please choose a DIFFERENT color design, especially in comparison to the last covers (No. 1 2020, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No.4 2019). Online archive: https://japan.ahk.de/en/infothek/japanmarkt (please scroll down to find the window with our 2019 and 2020 covers) - Here you can find out more about the magazine: https://japan.ahk.de/fileadmin/AHK_Japan/4_Infothek/43_JAPANMARKT/AHK_Japan_2020_EN.pdf 4. data We already have an InDesign-template for the cover and the final cover design data must be inserted into the template (see attachments). IMPORTANT: - The green frame is NOT part of the template, we just added it to show which part needs to be changed. Please erase the green frame when you create a design. Our team works with Adobe InDesign, so it is important to provide us with 2 files that could be opened and edited in photoshop and InDesign. Especially the photoshop data should be editable in Adobe Photoshop, with separate layers. Guidelines for final data for the JAPANMARKT cover A) Illustrator format Recommendated illustrator file format: .ai Please convert your file into CS6 or CC2015. Currently CS6 and CC2015 are available. B) Image file Recommendated image file format: .psd/.tif/.jpg When saving the file to jpg, please select a low compression ratio at the time of preservation in order to keep a highest quality. The picture resolution should be 350 dpi and use the CMYK color model.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Magazine cover starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their magazine cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
AHK Japan, Communications collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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