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Can clutter and luxury go hand in hand? 

[Cross-posted] I hope folks like the new Lucire . We had to change it after modifications saw the cover lightened, which resulted in the disappearing. The question I still have is: are there too many cover lines? I don’t think we’ve done eight for a while. And, we haven’t ever correlated cover lines with .
   Andrew Yee shot the , which we thought was quite expressive of femininity, one of our themes. The is mine, albeit inspired by Helvetica.
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Interesting question Jack.

I'm not likely anything like the audience you hope to reach. But your question got me thinking.

For a sports magazine the cover would seem about "right" regarding "cover lines" but is it right for a luxury magazine?

My guess is that you haven't crossed that line...yet.

And the Andrew Yee photograph is excellent.

Keep creating,
Thank you, Mike. I think we might see if we can sneak in new artwork at this stage. There does seem to be some thoughts that the cover is cluttered, though if you can remember back to 2000, clutter was very “in” with design, regardless of positioning. I don’t think the trend has come back.  
Print Fetish pointed out that He Magazine [ http://boico.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/he_01.jpg ] was a god example of creating a striking cover with minimal cover lines. Something i-D magazine has experimented with on a regular basis [ http://nmca.boico.net/archives/i-D/i-D_174.gif ], [ http://nmca.boico.net/archives/i-D/i-D_213.gif ].  
Michael, good examples, but I am not sure if either are our market. We are not a weekly, and on our home turf we compete with Vogue and the like. I can accept reducing the number of cover lines though, at least based on the design I showed, but reduction to one, or the use of too-small type, are probably not where the print edition is at present.  
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