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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #100 on: January 08, 2009, 11:31:53 am »
I do however think that the 1st cover should have a KTM on it,
Nothing says adventure biking like a KTM ! :D :thumleft: :D
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #101 on: January 08, 2009, 11:40:56 am »
I do however think that the 1st cover should have a KTM on it,
Nothing says adventure biking like a KTM ! :D :thumleft: :D

Ktm with a bmw on call van parked next to it :P j/k

Hi,

I'd like a copy please...will gladly pay for first couple of months incl postage.

Since recently getting into biking, I've been looking at what is available in the magazine space...I love magazines.

TopBike was the best by far.

2 Wheels is okay, no D/S content really though. I enjoy the journalistic style (use of slang, funny captions etc.), but this does not work for bike reviews, as I want to see more technical info in such articles. e.g read the g450x review in recent 2 wheels compared with review of same bike in TopBike.

BikeSA is recommended for latrine use only.

I reckon if you look at the magazines that sell well...car, getaway and leisure wheels for example, and take the best out of those and apply to Adventure biking e.g. Car's first looks followed by road tests and Getaway's stories and photographs. Leisure wheels has nice reports on trails combined with good photography.

Best of luck...I really think there is a demand for such a publication!

Cheers



Thats the general idea. a magazine with a purpose.
Just a though....

Why don't you chat to whoever does the Wilddogs online shop and have a option to buy or subscribe to the mag online... do the same with 4x4com.co.za. even make it R15 if you buy online and R5 goes to the WD's or 4x4com?

When will the first issue be availble?

That is a great idea.  First issue should be out around middle feb. Let the hunt for ad's begin!

Congrats

I like! I'll also take 2 copies.
I'm into advertising, maybe we should chat sometime. Maybe I can help.
Also know lots pf peeps who's not on the forum but avid readers. Will fish around a bit & maybe order couple more.

Let me know bout postage charge.
Good luck!!!!!!!

What I would more then likely do is send up a couple a copies. Then it can always be collected at friday drinks.
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #102 on: January 14, 2009, 04:43:44 pm »
Had a good meeting today with SOT.. thanx for seeing me.

I also put a quick cover together. This is just dummy mockup and took me a couple of minutes.
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #103 on: January 14, 2009, 05:18:56 pm »
in my most humble this-is-the-internet-so-we-tend-to-shoot-our-mouths-off-but-i-don't-want-to-piss-on-anyone's-battery opinion, i think you should work on the design a bit. of course, obviously this is just a mockup, so i don't know to what extent this is final and i may just be talking k@k here on a topic i know nothing about (if so i apologise)

personally (partly because it's my industry so I may have a bit of a skewed perception) I rate a good clean design and layout right up there with great content and good photography as the cornerstones of a good mag. it's one of the reasons i've always loved topbike so much, over biker lifestyle, 2wheels and bikesa

 i would look at cleaning up the style a bit - find a masthead that's straightforward and impactful, type only (lose the compass) and 1 solid colour, stick to 1 font and style for all of the cover barkers, etc. these are to me the ingredients of a mag that is slick and striking enough to be picked off the shelf amongst all the others

just my 2c, use it, don't use it.
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #104 on: January 14, 2009, 05:23:41 pm »
In agreement with wes ... very noisy cover ...  I feel one should be able to immediately see what the mag is all about without  trying to find the missing link.     
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #105 on: January 14, 2009, 05:57:08 pm »
agreed, while im looking at it now.. its too busy...

Wes, id like to keep some form of art with the name, Imo it might just be abit bland.. maybe ill fade it slightly.



 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #106 on: January 14, 2009, 06:12:16 pm »
just looking at many top publications (topbike, topcar, weg, getawat, visi, real simple, etc) - it's very seldom that the title / masthead is anything more than type - just a good strong typeface, clean, simple and easy to use. just remember with a cover you're not building the name as a brand as much as you are trying to highlight the content, imho the compass (or any graphical element for that matter) just detracts and clutters

unless of course you simplify / vectorise is, 2D, flat, and integrated with the text. but for me a simple typeface would still win it
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #107 on: January 14, 2009, 06:24:32 pm »
Sorry, I'm only getting in on the arse end of the thread, I think it's brilliant, I'll take a couple of copies to distribute to my mates in PE
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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #108 on: January 14, 2009, 07:01:37 pm »
hi,
firstly well done,you put your money where your mouth is,respect!
within the next few days i will be shooting and interviewing a top sa rider,when the piece is finished i will send it on to you first,maybe you can use it.
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whats with the cabbie on the cover?
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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #109 on: January 14, 2009, 07:12:52 pm »
The Magazine will focus on Adventure Riding and Adventure Driving (over landing, 4x4ing and so on)

To have a pure dual sport magazine will be awesome, but im unsure that there is enough content to fill nearly a 100 pages of it. After all, from a test bike point of view, there are only so many reviews one can do in a year, having a 4x4 side will add versatility to the mix.






 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #110 on: January 14, 2009, 07:37:46 pm »
Got the KTM right!

I dont like the compass though ?
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #111 on: January 15, 2009, 08:20:13 am »
Got the KTM right!

I dont like the compass though ?

+1

Drop the compass, I feel it makes it look like a yacht mag.  :ricky:

Like the bike and the 4x4.

I agree with sharing D/S and 4x4. They make use of alot of the same routes, trails, and camping spots. So if I read an article of a 4x4 doing Van Zyl's pass or a trip through the Makgadigadi pans, the info will still be relevant to D/S riding.

My 2c.


Good Luck and all the best !!!!!!


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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2009, 08:24:45 am »
Congrats Stev0 on having the guts to get this up and running  :thumleft: - please put me down for a sub.
Regarding the cover, I agree with a clean bold layout and keeping the content headers in the same font. - makes it much easier to read.
May this mag be the success you dreamed it would.
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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2009, 08:26:16 am »
allright, ill clean it up and repost.

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #114 on: January 15, 2009, 12:36:13 pm »
allright, ill clean it up and repost.

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Don't judge a book by it's cover  ;D

I don't like the compass try another pic if you want one on the cover. It will also look a bit more fancy if you put some of the text under the pics to bring the pics forward this will  make a big diff and give it a 3D feel at the moment it's too flat and 2D. check the corner of where the 4x4 is... if you put your hand over the top 2/3 of the cover and look only at the bottum 3rd then you will see it looks almost 3D..... you know what I mean?


Just print the thing man I want it!!!!

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #115 on: January 15, 2009, 01:04:28 pm »
i want a copy asso please....
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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #116 on: January 15, 2009, 01:09:14 pm »
Well done

I'll take a copy for sure

+1

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Farking A1 Stevo,

I'll take two please. Thanks

Well Done.

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Take 2 on this side. We will subscribe. Get it every publication.
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #117 on: January 15, 2009, 01:12:24 pm »
Brilliant, Awesome support!

A1 to everybody's support!
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #118 on: January 15, 2009, 01:13:29 pm »
Constructive criticecism.
Is all good
 

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Re: Adventure/Ds Magazines
« Reply #119 on: January 15, 2009, 01:19:05 pm »
Put me down for one to, I am no expert but try and get some help from the likes of KTM or Bmw, or their riders. Sure they would be willing, many of them have dealerships too.