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Storage solutions for magazine collectors

February 14, 2013

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Some important points to consider when organizing your magazine collection:

  • Keep what you’ll read most often, or want to read first, near the most accessible part of your collection. If you decide to fill a wall of shelves with your magazines, don’t put your favorite titles on the very top shelf where you can’t get at them easily.
  • While it might be tempting to pack them in tightly so they all look uniform and straight, you’ll probably have a really hard time getting an individual issue out if they’re packed too tightly.
  • It will also be a lot easier to access your magazines if they are stored vertically. You can still break up the monotony of the collection with the occasional stack of horizontal miscellaneous magazines – if that’s what you want – but keeping the majority vertical will make it much easier to pull them in and out of their positions on the shelf.
  • Make sure you keep your storage area well ventilated, and away from sources of heat (like fireplaces, electrical wiring, some plastics). All that paper can easily become a fire hazard if situated incorrectly.
  • Consider weight. All those magazines are going to add up to some considerable weight, so if you’re planning on filling shelf space, make sure both the shelves and the wall they’re attached to can bear the load. Don’t feel bad about calling a professional installer if you’re not sure. The benefits of properly installed, safe shelving far outweigh the potential risks of overloaded shelving. There is also a wealth of information available online giving help and advice on the many different ways you can mount shelves on drywall, brick, and other wall types within your home.

Finally, if you do decide to de-clutter and get rid of some magazines, look up a local recycling facility in your area, or (if you can’t bear the thought of your collection becoming pulp), contact local libraries to find out if they accept donated magazine collections.

HOW magazine cover

January 10, 2013

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HOW‘s February 2012 cover is nice, and reminds me a lot of this custom publishing piece created way back in the day.

Centro Y Sur magazine launches on Texterity, we’re very happy with how it looks (because we made it)

September 23, 2011

One of the many projects I’ve been involved with at October Custom Publishing is the page design, production and art direction – in fact pretty much all aspects of production – of Centro Y Sur magazine. A digital publication from the mind of Jason Z. Guest, we’re currently in our final week of production of issue 4. I thought I’d share a pieces from the last few issues. Seriously, this isn’t just a shameless plug, we’re really interested in hearing your feedback on the magazine’s usability, especially when it comes to navigation and ease of use. We spent FOREVER working on the internal nav for this – and then there’s Texterity’s own nav tools which come as standard in this particular hosting model. So I’m not going to say too much more – you can read the whole issue (and back issues) here. Some more pages from issue 4 after the jump. (more…)

October Custom Publishing Facebook page

October 30, 2009

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I’m building a Facebook Fan Page for October Custom Publishing (my company), in order to try and get us out there a little more. On there you’ll be able to view almost every page of every magazine we’ve either published or been hired to create thus far. I’d really appreciate you becoming a fan, and I’m happy to return the favor! Take a look at the page here. Introduce yourself!

TQ Magazine

August 18, 2009

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Absolutely no time whatsoever to post to blog over the past few weeks…months… and I shouldn’t even be now but i need to take a few minutes from what I’m doing to let the brain recharge. Above and after the link you can see a project we completed fairly recently – a new quarterly mag we produced for TAMACC. Lots of fun to work on, and looking forward to getting started on the next shortly so I can fix all the things I see I did in this one (as usual, should never look at the printed piece more than once after I’m done with it…)! (more…)

Washington Life loves Vanity Fair

December 28, 2008

The fam and I took a trip to DC a couple of weeks ago, and I grabbed this copy of Washington Life from our hotel room. It calls itself ‘Washington’s premier luxury lifestyle magazine since 1991’. The cover has artwork by Shepard Fairey, who is the guy who created the Obama ‘Hope’ poster (below, under the cover), and got a letter of thanks from Obama in return, which is kind of cool. I wonder how much lead time they had to give him to create this one, or did he already have it ready when they came asking.

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Austin City Limits Music Festival Program

October 17, 2008

Not much to say about this… I laid out the interior pages following the notes of the agency who do all the ACL collateral and other stuff. I like the size, and was surprised at how much was able to fit into such a small space. It’s a perfect size for something you might have to lug around with you for 2 or 3 days. I didn’t do the cover, they supplied that. Anyway, it is what it is. Mainly including it just to show the size, which is a little unusual.