Mar 27, 2015Spirit Magazine April 2015

Cover image for the Spirit Magazine, April 2015. Diocese of West Missouri. The cover features the new flame of the Easter Vigil, used to light the candles before the Easter Vigil service. Taken at Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield, Missouri. Easter 2014.
Spirit Magazine, April 2015. Diocese of West Missouri

Volume 7 No. 2

This is my sixth issue of the Spirit magazine and includes my penultimate changes to the design which I started with the February issue. It has a simplified inside front cover page and I’ve removed the events listing. We already have a two-weekly online mailing, and our website to promote events. Anyway, the event list was often out of date by the time this magazine was issued. Instead, I used the space to add a complete list of churches and their contact details. This change is intended to give the Spirit a longer shelf life and create a resource that churches can hand out to visitors.

I have a couple of remaining design changes I want to include this year to complete my goal of consistent branding across our print and online media. However, they involve changing colors – so I will have to run some tests and get proofs printed, which is a pain with the printer being 180 miles away in Kansas City.

My contribution to this issue included the following. Editor, design, layout, editorial (page 3), photographs: cover, pages 4, 5, 9 and 18. Photo enhancement & edit: pages 11, 12 and 13.

Copyright © 2015 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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