This design reminds me of a magazine, which it what it is for. I like that they manage to maintain the magazine look without shoving a bunch of colors and text into your face. Though I do think that they could have avoided designing in the gutter.
This is a mess. There are multiple types grids and this makes the design look unprofessional. There are some pages that have a one column grid where the text fills almost all the page and it looks more like a journal than a magazine. AR Plus