Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cover History

1. Early Magazine Covers- Back then the covers had the Table of Contents, unlike present time in which the Table of Contents would be the 2 page.They would also have a simple design, a title with the publication date, there was no indication of what would be inside.
2. The Poster Cover- These were a big picture on the cover almost like a portait to be hung in a house. They wouldn't even be related to the content of the magizine, it would portray the current season, or a mood.
3. Pictures Married to Type- These used Cover lines to attact the readers attention with different font and sizes. While they would also associate the words with the pictures and use that to obtain a readers intrest.
4. In the Forest of Words- This made cover lines just as important as cover art, covers used vivid, large, prominent cover lines. Some covers of this period contain cover lines that are actually larger than the name of the magazine.

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