Monday, May 07, 2018

Help Us Choose A Cover

May 7, 2018
    We've got a cover dilemma going. Dan The Man Harshberger designed a very nice Edward Curtis cover for us. It is very strong:


The Curtis cover

   In addition to the Curtis photo feature inside, we have a strong piece on the Power brothers and their redemption, being released from prison after 40-plus years by the crusading journalist, Don Dedera. Thanks to our production manager, Robert Ray, who drove to Globe over the weekend and went to the historical society there, we now have a high res scan of the prisoners and I had Dan do a quick cover concept this morning. Here it is:


The Power cover

   My question to you is, which cover would you be tempted to buy and read, or more specifically, which cover do you think will do better on the newsstand?

"If two people in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary."
—Old Business Saying


31 comments:

  1. Curtis cover - image and headline

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  2. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Curtis~

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  3. The Curtis Cover. Wide open spaces and three proud warriors. It vanished so quickly Once the tribes were conquered.

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  4. Stick with the injuns...many magazines have pictures of people front cover...faces are lost in the crowd...

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  5. Anonymous11:45 AM

    The words Deadliest Gunfight in History is the grabber.

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  6. Anonymous11:58 AM

    Curtis Cover

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  7. Anonymous12:27 PM

    I love the Vanishing Illusions

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  8. S.E. Latimer1:44 PM

    Curtis Cover 5172 Draws you in

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  9. S. Latimer1:45 PM

    Curtis Cover 5172 Draws you in

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  10. Sylvia1:47 PM

    I am in the minority but ol 5172 Pops for me. Caught my eye.

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  11. I think I'd like the Curtis cover if the sky and water shifted more toward blue...unless they're part of the historic print's tint. I wish the Native faces were a bit bigger/clearer.

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  12. Bob,

    How many photographs have we seen of Indians on the plains? The Power of Redemption line makes me want to read more especially when I read that it was Arizona's deadliest gunfight. If I lived back east, I'd be saying to my self, I thought it was the OK Corral. Go with the Power cover.

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  13. Curtis for sure.

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  14. The Curtis cover. Much more evocative and draws you in.

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  15. Both are good, but the Curtis cover is the one I would chose if I saw them side by side on the newsstand.

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  16. Anonymous10:44 PM

    Curtis . the other one looks like a True-Crime mag .

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  17. Vanishing Illusions.

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  18. They are booth good but Curtis'eyes tips the scale. Very powerful

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  19. Schneider M12:30 PM

    Curtis Cover with the natives

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  20. Schneider M12:31 PM

    The Natives.Curtis cover

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  21. Anonymous6:08 PM

    The Power of Redemption title drew me right in.

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  22. Heidi Osselaer4:12 PM

    The Power of Redemption, but I'm biased.

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