Covers Sell

Covers Sell

Hoodie

Posted by Scott On November - 24 - 2010

If you asked me to name a hit tune by Eminem I couldn’t do it.  But this cover sure got my attention at the newsstand today.

Great use of the cover real estate, with all cover lines justified left.  The simple, uncluttered approach and colour scheme is powerful and compelling. The hoodie cutting into the Rollingstone logo creates the 3d pop.

Nothing complicated here:  what are they selling?  Eminem. 

Even without eye contact the cover works.  Nice cleft chin, eh?  Everyone likes a redemption story.  This one holds great promise.  We will report back with a Check Up in a few months time and let you know how this one sold. 

One Response to “Hoodie”

  1. Elinor says:

    I hate to say it Scott, but not only can I name an Eminem song, but a rather obnoxious one is now in my head (“My Name Is”). This cover caught my attention as well.

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.

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