Since 2005, GUP Magazine – the Guide to Unique Photography – has been publishing its inspiring magazine of photography, and more specifically: art photography. In its most recent issue, which centers on photography in Los Angeles, GUP has brought its collection of astounding photography to life with interactive print.
A special motion-graphic animation on the cover (created by Marija Danilovic, see above) featuring Angelina Jolie welcomes readers to the issue. Inside, as readers flip through the various photographers’ galleries, they can scan the pages to view video documentaries, films and trailers for a behind-the-scenes look.
“We decided to add interactive elements to the magazine because it adds an extra layer to our current content,” says Peter Bas of GUP Magazine, who calls the Layar Creator “quick, cheap and easy.”
With the Layar Creator, its easy to quickly link extra digital content to print pages, increasing reader engagement and opening doors to new, digital commerce opportunities for publishers.
“Most of the featured photographers also film their projects nowadays,” adds Bas. “In a magazine it’s impossible to show this, but with Layar’s technology it is. The additional layer is a direct enrichment to the content of the magazine and to the reader experience.”
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