Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The April 13th 2015 issue of Maclean’s is a real grabber. With Easter upon us, they’ve timed this issue perfectly.

And by including other religions in the “new research,” they’ve successfully broadened the market appeal.  Heck, even atheists won’t be able to resist picking it up.

Look for this issue to see a big spike in sales.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The April 2015 issue of National Geographic is sure to be a big seller.

This photograph of the 16th President is iconic. This cover marks the tragic anniversary of his murder 150 years ago.  Lincoln is considered by many historians to be the greatest president of all time.  He won the Civil War, preserved the Union, and liberated a people who were enslaved.

Despite the election of our first black President (Obama), racial tensions in the USA are sadly still a simmering issue. This cover feature not only celebrates the legacy of Lincoln but places it in the context we find ourselves in today. A great read.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The April/May 2015 issue of Canadian Cycling sports its annual Buyers Guide on the cover.

This year’s edition features a simple colour scheme using a vibrant blue backdrop, white drop out, and red and black to draw the eye to some of the key selling benefits.

The approach is “less is more.”

The issue is 124 pages thick and perfect bound.

The Art Director is Warren Wheeler.

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Zoomer magazine, winners of 2 awards at the Canadian Cover Awards, has just released its new covers for the April 2015 issue.  One cover is for subscribers, and is a bit playful, while the cover for newsstands, cranks up the heat.

As noted by Zoomer magazines’s editor-in-chief Suzanne Boyd:

“This issue marks our third themed one covering that three-letter word.  It’s a big word that can mean so much and so many different things to people of various ages, genders and preferences, that we decided to celebrate it with two cover treatments. We approach the topic head to toe, inside and out with perspectives on what boomer men and women want and don’t want between the sheets.”

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) has released the winning magazines for the Best Cover Award.

The Showcase Gold and Silver winners were announced and celebrated at the Alberta Magazine Awards Gala on March 5th.

Visit the website for more information.

(Full Disclosure: I was one of 3 judges)

The Gold Award went to:

Western Living September – Paul Roelofs, art director; Evaan Kheraj portrait photographer

The Silver Award went to:

Up!Magazine The Food Guide – Theresa Johnston art director, Erin Burns photographer, Pierre Lamielle food stylist

 
 

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Scott Bullock

 
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