Paranthropology 4:1a

The latest issue (Vol 4, Number 1, Part A) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology ("anthropological approaches to the paranormal") is now available to download. 1aIn the new release:

  • "Life is Not About Chasing the Wind": Investigating the Connection Between Bodily Experience, Beliefs and Transcendence Amongst Christian Surfers" - Emma Ford
  • "Epistemological, Methodological and Ethical Aspects of Conducting Interviews About Anomalous Experiences" - Leonardo Breno Martins
  • "A Visit to Point Pleasant: Home of the Mothman" - Simon J. Sherwood
  • "Steve Abrams: Psychedelic Trickster" - David Luke
  • "Turning to the Affective in Direct Experiences: An Interdisciplinary, Investigative Quest" - Christopher Laursen
  • "Fireflies and Shooting Stars: Visual Narratives of Daimonic Intelligence" - Angela Voss
  • "A Study of Several Reported Cases of Crisis Apparitions During the American Civil War" - Simon Alexander Hardison
  • "Herbal Lore in Central and Eastern European Shamanic Traditions" - Henry Dosedla
  • "Out of the Body and Into the Lab: Defining Dr. Alex Tanous' Abilities" - Callum E. Cooper
  • "Recognition for Paranthropology and ARC" - Fiona Bowie

And in case you haven't read this great resource before, all of the previous issues remain available to download from the site as well. Don't forget to support the journal with a PayPal donation if you find it interesting and/or useful.

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LastLoup's picture
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...the occult side of me wants to read this, the graphic designer in me wants to kill the cover with a hatchet :P

...otherwise an interesting read

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

Jack Hunter's picture
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Hi,

If the graphic designer side of you would like to help out with the design side of things, you'd be more than welcome.

Aside from the cover, glad you like it.

All the best,

Jack

The unfamiliar must become known as itself before it is correctly recognised - Terrence McKenna, True Hallucinations

LastLoup's picture
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If I didn't have a ton of brochures, booklets, posters and other crap lined up already for other clients, i would gladly help you. I was just being an ass....

But I can give you distant telepathic advice...its got too much text on the front, but if you want to list all that text, try making it smaller and listing it all on one side, perhaps bottom left. Otherwise you can say "and so much more inside..." to entice them. The tree in the background is lost and the image on your cover should always be what attracts people, even when it's an online copy. You want the guy who has it on his screen at work to attract the guy who walks past his cubicle LOL

I love the logo, it's great, but the font for the logo is too hard to read from afar when used for the smaller text underneath. Try to find a font that works with the logo font, don't change the logo that's fine. AND always look at other magazines that report on the same thing for a similar "look" not copying but for ideas. I'm not trying to tell you how to do your job, but this advice can help you in the future. Trust me I do it everyday and the stress is ungodly, and I know what it's like to have a deadline and a magazine to get out on time. You guys do some really amazing work with the layout of the Darklore series, I love the simplicity of the covers, even when they seem complex.

Good Luck :)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

Jack Hunter's picture
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Thanks for the advice. It is much appreciated. I am constantly learning as I progress with this project, so it is useful to hear feedback like this. I think it would be cool to get a different designer to do the cover for each issue, but of course this will also take time to organise. Anyone out there reading this who would like to get involved in this regard don't hesitate to get in touch.

The unfamiliar must become known as itself before it is correctly recognised - Terrence McKenna, True Hallucinations

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Hi Jack, nice to see you here. I've added your username to the 'trusted users' group, so you should be able to comment now without having to go through the anti-spam measures you may have encountered previously.

Kind regards,
Greg
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Jack Hunter's picture
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Thanks Greg, much appreciated.

The unfamiliar must become known as itself before it is correctly recognised - Terrence McKenna, True Hallucinations