my magazine cover proposition
going with the idea of having a semi-dedicated team of editors working on a weekly (or whatever) print-your-own magazine, i've made this sample cover
of what it could look like.
actually, this could be lightened up a lot in order to help take the load off of people's poor printers, but i was going along with the ats color
theme at the time
any way, the proposed idea is something that pretty much anyone with a decent printer would be able to print out and put together if they felt like
helping to spread some alternative news.
a layout would have to be drawn out for the editors, but basically the idea is that the pages are printed on 8.5x11 in. paper, sideways, so that there
are two pages per leaf. the cover i've included is therefore the front and back. the first page inside would also be the last page. the second
would also be the second to last, etc. i figured 12 pages altogether which, taking away the front and back covers, would leave 22 printable faces with
which to work.
then just stack them all together in the appropriate manner, fold in half, staple, and trim off the excess if you want them to be pretty. start
throwing them at people.
of course, our wonderful team of semi-dedicated editors could take the time to go through the stories and correct spelling and grammar mistakes in
order to give the magazine an authentic tone...
oh yeah, i figured that the cover could be color (or black and white if you really can't stand to use your color ink) but there's really no reason
why the rest has to be anything other than plain-old newspaper style printing.
i guess that's about it.
of course, this all depends on people's interest in the idea. so, please, speak up if you'd be willing to print and distribute a few of these
copies locally. i'd be more than happy to work on the project whenever i have time--i could work on both layout and general editing, but i
definitely would need some help....a lot of help.
so it all depends on you, ats'ers.
and, of course, i'd imagine that a blessing from the site owners would be in order as well.