Here are three options:
Option 1 (centered charts, two-column text)
Option 2 (text on left, charts on right)
Option 3 (left text, right charts on odd pages, right text left charts on even pages)
I am personally a fan of Option 1 because:
- It delineates the sections very clearly (very neat chart-followed-by-text flow)
- It avoids the whitespace seen in Options 2 and 3 (which is necessary to make the chart line up with the text that describes it)
However, I can see the appeal of Option 3 for a print publication, since the text is always on the 'inner' column.
I have little formal qualification in graphic design, and am therefore dealing with a lot of unknown unknowns. What are some things to consider when choosing a layout for a publication with charts and text like this?
(feel free to suggest alternative layouts as well; however, a single column of text won't do as it'll be considered too long and off-putting)