Next week at the Lie-Nielsen Open House I will be bringing some M&T stuff to pass around at my demonstration booth. First of all, because this magazine is pretty different than other typical woodworking magazines, I thought it would be good to bring a prototype of sorts to give the visitors a tactile sense of what the magazine will be. Warning though: there is virtually no intelligible writing in this prototype issue. Think of this more like the cardboard mock-up of your chest of drawers before you build the actual piece. It gives you the sense of thing but you know the details will be worked out later.
I got the issue in the mail the other day and I’ve gotta say there’s nothing quite like print. Since the beginning of this project, I’ve been asked over and over if this was going to be a digital magazine. Although emailing ones and zeros would be a lot cheaper than paying the printer, the experience of reading a high quality print publication is so superior it’s not even worth comparing the two.
When you’re at my booth grab a free sticker too. I don’t have an infinite supply so first come, first serve.
|The sticker design|
Next weekend, come to Lie-Nielsen and say hi. Take a peak at the magazine. I wanna bounce these ideas off you guys to see what works and what doesn’t. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.