What's Hot What's New
The good, the bad and the ugly. You'll find them all here.
Each week you'll get my take on the intriguing, and sometimes
peculiar, titles to recently hit the newsstand.
American Art Collector
Cover Price: $4.99
Lasting Moments is a magazine designed
for the individual that wants to preserve photos and memories
in a "heartwarming keepsake album." The design concept of
Lasting Moments mimics a keepsake album in itself. Its
pages are filled with sample pages to help the reader come
up with ideas to incorporate in his or her own album.
Lasting Moments shares tips, tricks, color schemes and
thematic ideas for any event the reader would want to
preserve memories of.
Cover Price: $6.95
Any time, day or night, celebrities and "athletes" clog
the airways thrilling audiences around the country with the
sport of poker. But why stop there? Highroller is a magazine
that showcases everything for "a new generation of
players." İFrom basic gambling strategies to interviews
with gambling celebrities, Highroller shows what it means to
be a true highroller today. Decent content is improved with
a clean layout and quality photography. If gambling is the
air you breathe then Highroller may be appealing, but for
the rest of us, we can be content with not putting our money
on this bet.
Cover Price: $4.99
Montage Hair Fashion magazine is the child of photographer
Jonathan Martin. Unlike the majority of hairstyle titles,
this is slightly more than a simple book of pictures.
Montage incorporates content throughout its pages ranging
from model interviews and profiles to information on what it
takes to be a hair model today. The photography is striking
but it takes a good deal time to find any non-photo content
in Montage's pages. There's little here a reader can't
receive by just sitting in a barbershop for a few hours on a
Cover Price: $3.95
It wouldn't be hard to pass over Redsnap at the
newsstands; in fact it may be advised. Designed as a vehicle
for renewing passion in the lives of young Americans,
Redsnap has admirable goals but poor execution. The graphic
yet elementary layout lacks the visual passion the magazine
seems to promote. Pixilated photographs and predictable body
text styling makes turning pages a chore--not a
pleasure--for the reader. Redsnap does redeem itself with
content that the reader would be hard-pressed to find
elsewhere; however, its design will more than likely keep
the reader from ever knowing that.