Ardis, Do we know anything about the artists? In-house? Specially commissioned? Etc.? To my reading-glasses-wearing eyes, January looks almost like a photograph. And March looks something like one of southern Utah’s canyons/parks.
For good or ill, our current magazines have adopted a slick look to be more like national magazines, only without the big headlines. I suspect that these JI covers probably look more like other secular magazines of the day, so when Brian says Rockwell-esque, that is pretty much how they looked. Still, nice artwork, but my experience with Southern Utah’s red rock country (march cover) is that I haven’t seen a stream that runs that straight for so far with the huge red monoliths on the banks. I am guessing that it is an artists vision, and probably not from a specific place.
There is a tiny copyright line on these pictures — I think all the covers were stock images purchased from a commercial house. Maybe the JI’s editors picked some that looked like they were local, like they picked some that fit holidays.
Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — June 12, 2013 @ 11:10 am
I’ve seen too many LOL posts. I saw April and looked for the funny caption.