Like a slice of bread this spread exhibits a consistent texture. Nothing jumps out—the art is small the headlines are small, the standing heads are small. The result is visual tedium.

The same is true with this contents page. It has a bit more pop, but giving all photos the same graphic treatment--goofy angles and fake snapshot frames, is equally tedious. The page numbers also get too much emphasis--no one cares where to find an article until they've decided they want to read it.

Management Today solves bread design by combining a bunch of small items into one unit. The page has more impact as a result.

A nice spread from Preservation. Despite the simple two-column structure, the photos form a coherent unit, and each is proportioned to its own size and shape based on pictorial interest. Despite the simplicity, this is a very inviting pair of pages. NEXT