News: A GUD teaser of Issue 4's art
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Make with the clickie to see a print-res version of our "art teaser" (or right-click, "save link as"). This is our now-traditional montage of every piece of art in the issue. Normally we've got the subscription information over it (on the website's order page as well as in the back of the magazine itself), but I wanted to share it with you in its full glory.
I spend several hours playing with the full-res art provided to us by the artists, scaling it, rotating it, giving it borders for a sort of postcard or Polaroid effect. I do my best to make sure each piece of art is properly represented so you can pick them out later from the full pieces.
This one was the hardest to put together yet; each of the pieces wanted to be foremost--with my first attempt The Catoblepas (can you guess which one that is?) wound up taking nearly half the page.
Then once I had them all balanced a bit more around the page (keep in mind the center has to be not-too-important as that's where the subscription form goes), I printed it out and saw I didn't have the lights and darks balanced well. We've got a great variety of art this issue, all different styles, all with their own stories.
And then it was noticed I'd missed a piece (because the file wasn't where it was supposed to be) and I had to go back to juggling them all. But I hope you appreciate this teaser--and just wait until you see the cover! It's in the montage, but much more striking in color.
PDFs have gone out to our writers/poets for final approval--very soon we'll be sending it to the printer! And when that happens, there will be more teasers and even another contest. :)
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