Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What If?

I couldn't help myself. I used my break-time to envision a what-if. What if magazines of the early 20th century used the sensibilities of the early 21st century (assuming that we still get to use the cool art of the period)?

Class, look at previous post—compare and contrast.

Buchanan — mock-up

I probably would clip and save the cover, for the art, but maybe not.

Apologies to Vanity Fair, current management. I'm not picking on you, per se. Don't sue me. You're a big enough entity that I'm beneath your notice. These are not the droids you're looking for . . .


Jeff Overturf said...

It certainly makes ME want to read it!

M. D. Jackson said...

I do not buy Vanity Fair. I could care less about the content. But if I saw that cover on my local magazine rack I would pick it up in a heartbeat, regardless of whethever was printed inside it.

M. D. Jackson said...

Nice mock-up, BTW. Really good job!

Will o'the Glen said...

"Paid" not "payed" !?

Annie said...

Hi Thom,

I would laugh, if it were not so true: all magazines cram so much text onto every cover!

When you compare the two, the original, and your mock-up, it's clear, I would much prefer to be enticed inside by beautiful cover art, prompting me to look at the table of contents, where all of that text should be; rather than have the text competing with the art, and vying for my attentioin.