posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 02:24 PM
a reply to: gosseyn
Yeah, the alien looks okay--the only things that bother me about it are the pucker effect in the lips and the size of the eyes in relation to their
distance apart, but it's an alien, so that's just subjective concerns which need not be heeded.
I'm glad you dislike the font used in the title--from a constructive point of view, I would say that the quality of the lettering and the type of
lettering cause it to look relatively cheap or unrefined. That alone would make me not take the magazine seriously. Couple that with the "arc upper"
curve of the title, and it takes away a lot of the credibility that could be contained within the publication.
You've already addressed the illegibility of the subtitle/tagline, so I'll leave that alone except to say that yellow isn't the best choice for type
for the cover of a magazine (in most instances).
Same goes for the headlines, as well, plus the typeface that you chose (Headline or Haettenschweiler or something similar) is actually harder to read
than if you were to have chosen a medium-weight without the outlines...a subtle drop shadow without any blur and held close to the letters is a much
better approach than a relatively heavy outline. And I would stay away from heavily-condensed typefaces and combining that with spacious tracking, as
it kind of defeats the purpose for the usefulness of a condensed typeface.
Anyhoo, that's my constructive criticism, for the most part. Hopefully it'll help in future endeavors.
Take care...and don't take anything personally, as criticism is how we grow.