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Lance Armstrong Says Outside Magazine Cover Is “Lame Bullshit” – via Austinist.

June 17, 2010

So apparently Outside magazine Photoshopped something onto Lance Armstrong’s t-shirt which he got angry at…via Austinist.com. Oops. Thanks Aaron for the link.

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You don’t have to be rich to read OceanHome magazine, but it helps.

April 4, 2010

I’ve been reading a lot of home magazines recently (can’t call them shelter magazines, feels very douchebaggy) because of another project I’ve been working on. OceanHome feels pretty small when you pick it up. Paper feels good, cover very shiny feeling, but not over glossy. I liked the super-bright, clean cover when I picked it up, but the more time I spend looking closely at it, something about the photo is bothering me that I can’t quite put my finger on. Is it the color, has it been really photoshopped? There’s a confusing lack of detail. At a glance it looks great, but spend any time staring at it, and details suddenly become fuzzy messes of color. Was the image really hard to color correct given the amount of information in it?

Coverlines are banal and completely inoffensive. There’s nothing compelling or exciting about what’s happening here. I wonder if they tried to get a shot of the Obamas for their “exclusive”. This is clearly aimed at the high-end homebuyer, and the issue is chock full of very high-end real estate ads including – shocker! – an ad from the real estate agent who manages the Plantation Estate, aka “The Winter White House” featured on the cover. The ad even uses the exact same headline as the cover! (more…)

Maxim January 2009, ‘Young Hot Hollywood Special Issue’

January 11, 2009

MAXIM January 2009 cover

I picked Maxim up this evening in Walmart – what better way to spend a Saturday evening? This magazine takes me straight back to men’s mag mid-90’s in the UK. It feels slightly weird buying a magazine with Hilary Duff on the cover – isn’t she only twelve years old or something? Now, kudos to Maxim, they’re not pretending to be anything other than a magazine full of hot chicks for men. There’s no crap about how to dress, how to be sensitive to anyone’s needs, how to knit, nothing. In fact the only cover-line not directly referring to women says “THE BEST 99 BEERS ON EARTH”. Straight to the point.
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