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. It makes me think of the machines there, and the gambling in, say, a trusted online casino California has. Personally, I’d even rather have Slate’s dark maroon or the Houston Chronicle‘s eyeball-searing orange.

Author: 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.

One thought on “Oh, green, how magazines loathe thee”

  1. For some reason, there’s a lot of green in the Ellington-driven sites that Scripps has been rolling out. Check the Boulder Daily Camera or the Albuquerque Tribune, for starters.

    And yes, I think it’s pretty heinous. Give me muted blues and BREAKING NEWS oranges over greens any day.

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