The Paper Quality And Weight

1614 WordsSep 10, 20157 Pages
The way in which I have decided to break down this paper is that I will dedicate roughly a page to each literary journal, starting with the oldest and working my way through to the most recent. It is my intention to break down each book into sections: The Physical Aesthetic— paying particular attention to the physical attributes that make up the magazine i.e. the cover, the font, the leading, the paper quality and weight, the use of space and layout. This should be-at first analyzed void of content in order to have a clear and concise image in my mind, and in this essay as to what stands out and detracts from the physicality of the piece. Content— In this section I will examine what the overall content of the magazine says about it as a…show more content…
The only time san-serif font appears in the magazine is on the exterior covers, it brings up a question of consistency, it becomes visually jarring to go from san-serif to serif throughout. Even if they had just chosen to make the embolden headers a san-serif it would have brought th exterior throughout the interior and the magazine as a whole would look uniform. The change in paper quality for the section of art submissions is jarring, particularly because the glossed pages are so white versus the eggshell color of the rest of the book. Page 22 is a complete waste of space. Content Starting with the ‘history of Grub Street’ street section, the font is distracting and needlessly decorative. The ‘Staff’ section looks like a jumble. I have some problem with the table of contents just because it doesn’t describe the actual way the magazine unfolds but since it’s broken down by genre, its acceptable. Now onto the other content. The first freaking piece, the first one, the piece that sets the pace and tone for the entire book, or at least it should. This is the piece they chose, The Main Line. I immediately wonder about the credibility of the writer. It sets a bad taste in my mouth and admittedly colors my opinion for the rest of the book. The wide range—and I use the term ‘wide’ loosely—gives off the feeling that this was possibly the only submissions
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