Designing across the fold, specifically no. 3 is cool. But, it might be difficult for tablet format. --- Frankie - I love this layout, its a great, detailed black and white set up without loosing the texture of the content!
Layout ideas - Designed by Jake Hill. I am inspired by the angled cropping of the images. It creates great eye movement, and visual interest. There's a great balance of negative and positive space throughout the layouts.
Picking a color and/or shape to carry throughout the magazine design could be simple way to design this dynamically. [Design: Triangles, Red, white and black brochure layout. Visual identity concept / Strassenfeger by Rene Bieder, via Behance]