Tuesday, November 4, 2008

LDJ 39 is at the printer

I delivered (actually ftp'd) the latest issue of the Layout Design Journal to the printer late Sunday night. Good selection of layout types represented, with some great modeling as well as innovative ideas.

Unfortunately, the format of the issue has reverted back to a really ghastly newsletter template and associated primative graphics, logo, etc. that has been in use for 25 years. One of the main concerns was "large serif font for ease of readability by baby boomer generation". Interestingly enough, I just received a copy of the British modeling magazine, Narrow Gauge and Industrial Model Railways, and their sans serif typeface was smaller than that I used. Either the elderly British have better eyesight than we American old folk, the British modeling demographic is far younger, or this is actually just a red herring argument for those that can't wrap their head around anything different than they already are familiar with.

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