Designers Cannot Even Bear To Look At Magazine’s ‘Nightmare’ Cover
By Mikelle Leow, 30 Nov 2018
Image via Reba
Even if you wanted to, you wouldn’t be able to miss the latest issue of First for Women magazine on newsstands.
Creative professionals have diagnosed themselves with a case of “bleeding” eyes after glancing at the cover of the magazine’s 17 December 2018 edition featuring American singer Reba McEntire and an overkill of headlines.
Understandably, the publication had been going for a festive aesthetic with a bold green, red, blue and yellow palette, but it all seemed to clash against a swarm of text boxes eager to outdo one another.
“I love Reba but as a graphic designer, the amount of text and differing fonts on this cover are a straight up nightmare,” tweeted makeup artist and graphic designer Crystal-lee. “When everything is a headline, nothing is a headline.”
Some joked that there was so much text on the jarring cover, the star was nowhere in sight.
Could this be the very personification of the massive brouhaha that is 2018?
So. Many. Headlines. (h/t to Jason Perez) https://t.co/hCHqxkDzpl— UnderConsideration (@ucllc) November 29, 2018
Where’s Reba?— Krystal Duke (@KrystalDuke) November 29, 2018
My eyes are bleeding.— scottrainy (@scottrainy) November 29, 2018
I love Reba but as a graphic designer - the amount of text and differing fonts on this cover are a straight up nightmare. When everything is a headline, nothing is a headline.— Crystal-lee (@tea4tillermen) November 27, 2018
I can’t even look at that cover.— Tracy Thomas Wilson (@tracytwilson) November 27, 2018
I can’t believe they missed that space in the lower right-hand corner. How unprofessional...— Ricardo Miranda (@PorscheRican) November 29, 2018
What a nightmare. This is a classic example of the"when everything is important, nothing is important" trap that designers fall into when editors and marketing managers can't make up their mind. #DesignThinking #ux #Typography #HierarchyPlease— Jim Parrillo 🏳️🌈 (@jimparrillo) November 29, 2018
[via UnderConsideration, cover image via Reba]
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