Magazine design: Ancient Art of the Sahara

This June 1999 National Geographic magazine article is written and photographed by David Coulson who reports about the intriguing scenes carved in African rock shelters and on cliffs some 2500 – 9000 years ago.

The spread opens up with a gate-fold on the right and depicts a procession of giraffes, carved some 7000 years ago into the African rock.

Contextual layout - This pictorial spread places the viewer into the context of the article.

Subsequent spread informs with a location map of Africa. The backdrop of a rock-art is a semiotic device.


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