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Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: March 01, 2018 01:10AM

The March 2018 issue of the CORSA Communique is now available, and you will find excerpts of the feature articles in the Communique Preview. This month you will find the conclusions to stories by Dave Newell and James Rice as well as introduction of a feature article department called "What If". The first contribution to this new series is by the Communique's new Executive Editor, Don Keefe, about a 1965 Corvair Nomad. ("What?" you say! - Check it out.)

Steve Spiltro
CORSA Social Media Coordinator

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: March 01, 2018 04:47AM

Good issue. Of course as soon as a saw "what If", I thought of Futurama.

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1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 01, 2018 08:02AM

Same layout.... but a new Fresh feel!





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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: March 01, 2018 08:58PM

After looking over the pdf version of the March Communiqué I was disappointed.
Hopefully the paper version will look better. I was glad to see Craig Nicol and Terry Kalp were listed as tech editor and feature editor. Don and Ann please take advantage of these two wealths of information.

GMoore

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: Bob Helt ()
Date: March 05, 2018 05:13PM

The March issue is a nice-looking layout with good proportions and balance. But the text font used for the articles is not good. It has a varying density that ruins the overall appearance in my opinion. That text makes the whole article looks like the printer was running out of ink. May I suggest a change in fonts in the future?

Bob Helt

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: March 05, 2018 05:51PM

I will pass on all suggestions to the CORSA Communique Executive Editor.
Thanks for the feedback.
Steve

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: March 06, 2018 05:47AM

I wish my Communique would arrive so I can see it...... late this month.

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 06, 2018 08:21AM

view it online!!





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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: March 07, 2018 03:52PM

I received the hard copy of the Communique yesterday and found most of the concerns I had, fuzzy photos and text, were only in the digital copy. Probably due to file size reduction. Though since the Communique is downloaded, not emailed, file size is not as big of a concern. Maybe in the next pdf version the file reduction can be set to give better quality.


I still don't like the cracked clay bands across the top and bottom, to me they just add clutter. But that is a style choice of the new editor and its his baby.
And again the bands work better with the hardcopy then the digital version.

GMoore

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: March 07, 2018 07:32PM

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GMoore
I still don't like the cracked clay bands across the top and bottom, to me they just add clutter. But that is a style choice of the new editor and its his baby.
And again the bands work better with the hardcopy then the digital version.


I could take it or leave it as for the bands. The bottom ones are particularly distracting.

I did like the new font and line spacing. The increased article font size made it much easier to read... except for the classifieds.
I think those would be more readable if they were made more compact.

A great start for the new guys!

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: March 10, 2018 06:58AM

Nice to actually see change!!! smiling smiley

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: March 10, 2018 07:52AM

I was not impressed with the new design or execution for many reasons. The new design fails to accommodate vintage photos, such as the March cover, where the color is washed out. A color background or other graphic element is needed for that eventuality.

The beautiful CORSA script and Communique are lost against the blue gray cover, even the very nice illustration is blue gray. Little full color. In contrast look at the Pontiac Oakland magazine, it looks like a full color parts catalog.

Then we open to the interior pages, WOW, more blue gray. Excuse the pun, but the interior leaves me COLD. An larger text font is easier to read, but then the design team heaps on a bunch of blue tint blocks. As a retired art director with corporate publication experience the I would appreciate more color inside, with excuse that a lot of our vintage photos may be B&W.

Nit picking maybe, but I expected a more colorful as well as contemporary layout.
As mentioned the dry lake bed header and footers on text pages is too detailed and thereby the font is hard to read.

Hope next issue has some more color.

Jimc
1965 Corsa
HACOA Member

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: March 10, 2018 12:45PM

I have passed on feedback and suggestions to Don Keefe, the Communique Executive Editor, who thanked everyone for the feedback. One item he did mention was that the Communique is not a full color publication, regrettably, so the amount of color used in the layout has certain limitations.
Steve

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: March 10, 2018 12:55PM

Every publisher and editor has their own style; both writing and presentation. Frankly I was expecting more/different changes in appearance than what we got. Let's give the new guys a chance to see what works and the 'expected look' of the magazine will probably change as some time passes.

I wish both the magazine and managing group well and we need to be happy that there is a continuation of the COMMUNIQUE and CORSA as an organization.

best wishes, Steve
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1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: March 11, 2018 02:09PM

SteveInMarietta Wrote:
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One item he did mention was that the Communique is not a full
> color publication, regrettably, so the amount of
> color used in the layout has certain limitations.
> Steve

Always has. smiling smiley

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Ronnie
Southern Maine.
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65 Monza Convertible, 110, PG.




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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: jasvair ()
Date: March 11, 2018 04:45PM

I am not happy with the new Communique as the quality is poor and the pictures are not a good print quality.
John Sweet

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 11, 2018 05:30PM

Folks This topic is PREVIEW!





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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: March 11, 2018 05:52PM

Matt,
I think people are responding to the the actual March issue of the Communique, not the website preview thereof. And it's good that Don Keefe, the Communique Editor, hears from members in ways can help shape the incremental changes that will be occurring. My feeling is that as long as the feedback is constructive, the commentary is welcome and valuable.

Steve Spilatro
Corsa Social Media Coordinator

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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 11, 2018 06:05PM

Yup I didn't close it!!! ggg

A couple people here recently responded to a 4 year old For Sale topic....

no one starts at the beginning...just point and shoot! LOL





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Re: Corsa Communique Preview - March 2018
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 13, 2018 04:20PM

I like my new Communique. Change is good. And constant.

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