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Friday, May 07, 2021

And on the sixth day of “The Daily Fortune Cookie Fortune” project on Flickr, we get this commercial message:

“The food here taste so good, even a cave man likes it.”

What the hell, fortune-makers? I don’t need a GEICO tagline to intrude upon my Chinese dining experience. And a poorly-worded one at that: “taste so good” and “cave man” indicate lax grammar at the food factory. Overall a shoddy experience after the cookie-crack.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 05/07/2021 06:06pm
Category: Daily Fortune Cookie Fortune, Photography
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Coming from a professional background which included regularly toiling every 30 days to help put out a monthly business magazine, the thought of jam-blasting a full-sized print edition in a mere two days is a bit mind-boggling:

Here’s how it works: Issue Zero begins May 7th. We’ll unveil a theme and you’ll have 24 hours to produce and submit your work. We’ll take the next 24 to snip, mash and gild it. The end results will be a shiny website and a beautiful glossy paper magazine, delivered right to your old-fashioned mailbox. We promise it will be insane. Better yet, it might even work.

Actually, I can certainly see the editorial portion being tucked away in a day. My biggest adjustment in going from daily newspaper production to monthly magazine-making was the extended deadlines, and just how much air there was to fill as a result. Certainly, those extra days were put to good use for extra content production, verification, aggregation, etc.; but there’s also a load of wasted time. Compactness can produce gold, as all those hourly deadlines on the newsdesk proved.

But. Starting from the ground up with conception, physical production, and all the rest, in 48 hours? Yeesh. That’s a different order of craziness. I’ll be curious to see the end result. The 48 Hour Magazine blog is offering up cryptic clues to the theme, which seemingly includes 19th Century print advertisements, Brer Rabbit, and the history of lottery offerings in New York. What a stew of a news-well…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 05/07/2021 08:38am
Category: Creative, Publishing
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