Thereâs been a bit of chatter lately about U.S. Post Office rule
changes coming down the pike, which would, among other things peg mail
rates to inflation. All to the goodâat least our business manager is
happy about thatâbut what has magazine designers spooked is the
proposed change in mailing label placement, which would âlikely cover a
magazineâs nameplate-needing to be either parallel to and within three
inches of the top edge, or perpendicular to and within two and a half
inches of the top edgeâ¦.Arial preferredââaccording to Folioâs
latest e-newsletter. I know, I know, itâs shocking enough that anyone
could mandate Arielâbut wiping out the logo? This confirms what Iâve
long suspected: the PO doesnât want to leave me with any room for art
or type at all!
Let’s hope this is a red tape mix-up, and not something that actually comes to fruition. Read more at Designing Magazines.