Oh, green, how magazines loathe thee

kermit.jpgSlate has an interesting article on the long-held belief in the magazine industry that green is the color of death and dismal newsstand sales. Not being a magazine guy, nor having majored in design, I had not heard of such a profound hatred of this color.

Green, to me, evokes casinos and pool halls, not beautiful women on magazine covers. I don’t tend to use green much, though lime green is an exception (yes, I’m originally from Miami). Really, the only green news site I could think of at the moment is the Tampa Tribune‘s TBO.com, which comes in a shade of billiard-table green. As far as other colors with …er… personality, I’d even rather have Slate’s dark maroon or the Houston Chronicle‘s eyeball-searing orange.

About Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.
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