Sunday, March 25, 2012

People, too, move in waves

Here's a hint of a possible upcoming theme - and a visual reference to Memorial's Reunion in August - the first ever. All different cohorts. For my part, well, remember the Science cafe? Zippered skinny jeans? Dead Reckoning playing the Green Room? If so, thou art a child of the '80s, and you may wish to reconnect with same.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Our green-tinged deadline

Some are getting a St. Patrick's Day holiday, others await Sheilagh's Brush. At the NQ office we're 24 and 1/2 hours from our file-to-printers deadline. With some hard work and a bit of luck, possibly Irish, we should just make it.

(Image - of shortbread 'shamrock' cookies, in case you were wondering -

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cover >>> press

The first thing we usually send to press is the cover; having that proofed and in production is an early goal of NQ design. We're trying something new this time - well, we try something new every time - but this imagery is animated and elegant and if you've been to The Rooms recently you've seen it and that's enough hints for now. Real thing coming your way April 2. in the meantime, here's an intriguing survey of some controversial magazine covers.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Let's edit!

Time to focus on editing, a process that includes writing the editorial. A unique skill - as you can see from the most famous editorial ever written - so we'll need to gather our thoughts and red pens together and hunker down.