Vote for AQ: ASME Best Covers Contest, March 3-9


March 3, 2014


Starting on Monday, March 3, Americas Quarterly is asking its readers to vote for AQ for Best Cover of 2013!

We're competing for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Readers’ Choice Award on Facebook, in ASME's "Brainiest" magazine category. We've submitted the cover of the Fall 2013 issue of AQ, "Media in the Americas: Threats to Free Speech," for online voting.

Readers can support Americas Quarterly by liking us on the ASME Facebook page between March 3 and March 9. To vote, click here:

For our fall issue on freedom of expression in the Americas, we wanted a simple, arresting image to capture the importance and human aspect of the subject.  Our Artistic Director, Donald Partyka, cropped the photo dramatically and  used a typewriter typeface to reference a printed newspaper or tabloid, capturing the seriousness and the newsworthiness of the topic. Here's the result:


Donald explains his inspiration for the high-impact Fall 2013 cover: "When designing the Americas Quarterly cover for our issue on freedom of the press and free speech, the image of the mouth being torn away from a photograph of a face was particularly relevant. To me, it represented not just losing the ability to speak, but taking away something that was already there—similar to the way we discuss diminishing rights of free speech in the issue."

Like our cover? Vote for AQ,  starting on March 3:

On behalf of the AQ editorial team, thank you for your support!

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