Red Onion provides editorial design for magazines. We have years of experience designing outstanding products from luxury high-end titles, to mainstream consumer and customer magazines… We consider ourselves one of the best contract publishers in the UK. Read about editorial design here.


Why were these magazines for young people so successful?

April 13, 2019Editorial design

Spring 2019 sees the last issue printed of this popular magazine, which had been published continuously for over 30 years. It’s the end of an era for the Become charity. It’s time to celebrate some of the amazing layouts that have been in Become (formerly Who Cares? Magazine) and Become Junior magazine. Two national magazines dedicated … Read More


Difference between a brochure and magazine

November 12, 2018Editorial design

It may initially seem obvious what sets a brochure apart from a magazine, but from a design point of view the line can be very fine. While it’s tricky applying a blanket rule, here we present several key differences and similarities between the design of a brochure and the design of a magazine.   1. Price … Read More


New edition of Diabetes UK magazine

October 24, 2018Design case studies, Editorial design

The new edition of My Life magazine has landed. Red Onion worked closely with the editorial team at Diabetes UK to put together the design of this latest edition of the annual. It’s to engage with children who have Diabetes. My Life has a bright, busy and lively design, with colourful bespoke illustrations. It immerses readers … Read More


40 years of Star Wars magazine covers

November 29, 2017Editorial design

Star Wars has infiltrated western culture in so many ways. Here we take a quick look back at how the film has been portrayed on magazine covers over the last 40 years. From A New Hope in 1977 to The Last Jedi in 2017. 1970s/80s People Weekly was one of the first mainstream titles to … Read More


Red Onion redesign wins international award

June 15, 2017Editorial design

We’re delighted to hear that a magazine designed by Red Onion has received an international award. Unbeknownst to us, our client entered the title into the “Magazine Publishing Improvement” category of the 2017 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards. We competed with education establishments around the world, several with bigger budgets and bigger teams. The yearly … Read More