View Full Version : Publising Lifestyle Magz
06-21-2003, 10:53 AM
Hi there. I need some advice here. A friend of my is planning to publish a magazine, but still having trouble to decide the best and relevant cover design for it. The mag will discuss about lifestyle... Can you guys please decide and give some opinions which one is better of the following two?
GREAT GREAT thanks, peepz.
06-21-2003, 11:11 AM
Number 2 works better IMO. Smiling people always attract others who want to smile as well.
06-21-2003, 12:47 PM
How about the theme of Lifestyle? Which one is better and look nicer to relate in the cover?
06-21-2003, 01:04 PM
I think number one is nice idea but doesn't use the space economically, there is a wide space in the middle which just seems...wrong :P. I like the second one, and smilling pepople does attract attention and bring your audience in. Nice stuff
07-09-2003, 03:43 AM
Whoa guys. Thanks for the replies.
I intend the magz to have luxurious looks, that's why I put more open space than the graphic, as in design 1. I also want to portray more on the atmosphere, not on cover person...
What do you think of it? Will it attract people?
07-09-2003, 01:15 PM
Open space is open space. If the mast had a different style - flowing letters and the like - it would "feel" luxurious.
Who is your audience here? if it's the younger crowd, I'd say don't go for open space. Put something there even if it's just a texture or blurred image. I know you want to portray an "atmostphere" but *people* and everything they interact with make atmosphere :-).
There aren't too many mags that can get away with having the minimal of items on the front cover. Those that do are mostly art mags and Adbuster :-)
Even if you don't want to have much on the front, you'll need a stonger mast that stands out more and a stonger image, something that compels. The image you have on the first one says, to me "Hey look at me I'm a boring yuppie with too much time on my hands!" The second one says, to me "Whoa! you caught me having some serious fun living my own life the way I want to! Wheee!" That second one is the one * I * want to be a part of.
I'd keep the second image but do something to make it stronger. Make is seem like a series of snap shots? Different edge to it? drop some of the color so it looks like a duo tone? Hmm it needs something. Maybe if you desaturated the picture but kept the color in just the people and their bags... then maybe blurred everything around them... Give it a soft ethereal look..
Just my loonies worth.. maybe I need to wake up :-)
07-09-2003, 07:09 PM
maybe try and get a bigger pic of a white room, that'l make more use of the space, and still retain its eligent designs.
[Edited on 9-7-2003 by Vimes]
07-10-2003, 03:16 AM
Whoa K_Phoenix and Vimes... thanks A LOT for the suggestion. My team will be discussing about it soon.
The audience is yes the younger crowd, practically from 18 to 25 y.o.
07-10-2003, 11:06 AM
No problem, I like magazine covers! Let us know how it turns out!
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