MODERN AGE has had the same cover design for 60 years. See https://home.isi.org/publications/l…ive?tid=33
We are now looking for (1) a new logo and (2) a cover template we can use for subsequent issues going forward, on which we can put new cover lines.
We will also use the logo online at modernagejournal.com.
We are open both to entirely new logos and designs and to logos/covers that are updates/adaptations of the classic MA cover. Our instinct is not to go with radical change here; MODERN AGE isn’t suddenly becoming a glossy or a tabloid. The magazine should still look serious, thoughtful, conservative. But we’d definitely like to freshen the look and signal a new era at MODERN AGE: we have a new editor taking over.
We don't have to use the eagle icon. We can drop that, update it, or replace it with something else entirely. One idea for replacement is the torch icon I have attached. The torch is the icon of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which publishes MODERN AGE.
I have attached the current logo as well as the most recent cover (PDF and InDesign) for your reference.
We are open to options on the cover template. (1) It might be a clean, attractive design used every issue, as MA currently does with its orange and green border. (2) Or maybe we switch up the background color from issue to issue: see magazines like the New Criterion (http://www.newcriterion.com/archive.cfm) and First Things (https://www.firstthings.com/issue/2016). (3) Or maybe we have a strong logo and come up with new cover art for each issue, like City Journal (http://www.city-journal.org/magazine?issue=309) or the Claremont Review of Books (http://www.claremont.org/crb/clarem…web-based/).
Here are specs:
TRIM SIZE: 7” x 10”
FINAL FILES DELIVERED IN: Logo should be a hi-res tif or EPS; cover template should be in InDesign
And here is copy to work with for this cover:
[TITLE] Modern Age
[SUBTITLE] A Conservative Review [NOTE: Please use this new subtitle]
[ISSUE DATE] Spring 2017
[HEADLINE] The Art of Being Conservative in the Age of Trump
[READING LINE] Essays by Patrick J. Deneen, Elizabeth Corey, Samuel Goldman, Yuval Levin, Greg Weiner, and Bradley J. Birzer [NOTE: You could break each author name out on its own line, as in:
Patrick J. Deneen
[BOTTOM OF COVER, SMALLER TYPE]
Published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute