Magenta ink. Costs like 500 Rs a kilo or something ridiculous. Offset printing is really innaresting
The magazine is out. I’m pretty happy with it. Printed a little too close to the center and not as much white space as I’d like, but it certainly looks different. Deshan was right in that you get a certain ‘I made this’ feeling. I kept fondling the issue for a while. Distributed a few to advertisers and Impakt (the modeling agency) and now I’m all out. The problem is that I have about a week till the next one goes to press and I’m up to my ass again. Anyways, the next issue is on Virtual Office, sorta like what the mag runs on. There are two cover options I was thinking of and I were wondering if anyone had an opinion.
What they both have in common is that they draw from the Minority Report interface idea. In that Tom Cruise used gloves to move virtual windows around in front of his face. I can have a model with their hands out and Photoshop the windows in, maybe even put the contents on the windows themselves. I dunno if you saw that movie, this still is crappy. I the military is doing something similar with displays built into glasses or contact lenses, and I’ve seen video games where you can interact with your body. So… the two main options are:
# Girl in beach (more likely Colombo Plaza Pool), wearing sunglasses, hands out and messing with data windows.
# Foreground: guy in national dress (or something) messing with data windows. Background: one of those godawful government offices with desks piled into a room, hopefully reaching the horizon in parallax (not the right word, but should be). Or,
# Something Entirely Different
1 is prolly the easiest option. Dunno if I can get a good shot of a government office, though maybe I could Photoshop it together. People have said that the girls angle is cheap and uncreative but I’ll say that A) I’m trying to move magazines, B) There’s nothing wrong with beauty and C) All the low level cyber-coolies I show the mag to smile, and that’s worth more to me that Morquendi’s panties in a knot. As soon as we have some local geek personalities it’d be cool to do their photos, like Wired, but that’ll have to develop as the community does.
Anyways, tell me what youse think, and if anybody reads the mag don’t hesitate to savage it. Already decided to completely reorient the content based on feedback from some ad agencies. Oh, and buy ads.