Virtual success...

Submitted by Jeeraik009 on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 15:55

 

Caribbean Art World's recent decision to suspend the print version of its magazine in favour of its virtual publication and social network site, and the launch of two new Caribbean digital magazines ARC and Caribbean Intransit this year, underscores the efficiencies of online publishing.  ARC maintains both an on and offline version but increasingly, the web is becoming the space of choice for creating quality designed art publications that inexpensively communicate  to wider audiences. In the real world (and especially the less affluent Caribbean), the production of these lavishly designed magazines would be a complex and costly exercise, but online it seems anything is possible. Here, all three magazines can offer stunning high resolution photography and rich production values that make them a joy to browse.  Of course, one misses the sensory experience of feeling the weight and sheen of their paper stock, but their visual stimuli is satisfying. Ultimately however, what will keep these magazines in demand, whether in their digital or hard form, is the quality of their content. Hopefully, the standards set in their initial issues will be maintained.