I am about to launch a Magazine on the Apple Newstand. The Magazine helps individuals to startup to own businesses and help them through the paces of making a living online. Very similar to Entrepreneur or Inc Magazine but my focus is to help people take the necessary baby steps to start small and create momentum for the long term. In a nutshell, I help individuals move away from Corporate & Agency life into building their own boutique business.
As per Apple’s specification, I need to design:
1. Cover Image -
as the Newstand image - A stylized font running across the top of the page as the Title of the Magazine. The overall cover would look very similar to Entrepreneur Magazine or Inc Magazine from a design perspective. I want the font to be a standard font that is available on a standard Mac computer, keeping to simple clean colors (Perhaps a Red & White in an alternating and creative way). Should look good on a white or black background (which will be needed for the Splash images as below). A vectored format would be easy to work with where resizing is concerned, so that the final image would look good.
I don’t intend to have any persons highlighted for the first issue. If you do have a good looking image that could come from a royalty free concern, that would be fine. All in all, NO infringement causing images please. If an image that you used has to be purchased, highlight this.
The ultimate purpose is to get the attention of the person browsing the Newstand the minute they look at it, amongst all the other magazines along side. In summary: A simple attention grabbing image that has the look of a professional Magazine cover.
As examples, I like the cover of the following:
PS: You will be given credit within the Magazine for the cover design and will be given the option to place a tastefully produced ad of your services with full links to your site for future issue. Just my way of giving back to you.
2. Splash Page Image -
which is basically a simplified extraction of the Main Title of the cover image above, on a cool & clean background. Please note the formats required in the requirements section.
3. Push Notification Image -
which an an even smaller and simplified version of the Splash Image…. Iconized words on a simple background. Please note the formats required in the requirements section.