What on earth were you thinking of when you laid out the anniversary issue of MOTOR SPORT? By all standards of good taste and graphic design, it’s a mess. While we can appreciate that commercial pressures dictate you have to carry advertising, the sheer volume and style of advertisements completely dominate and spoil the edition.
I was really looking forward to the anniversary as an opportunity to see a well-presented history of the magazine, and motorsport over your 75 year span of publication. When you embarked on the revised format of MOTOR SPORT in the spring of 1997, the quality of layout and selection of photographs showed you were making a real effort to attract subscribers. All of this good work seems to have gone out of the window with huge chunks of `advertorial’ and strange black border layouts.
It’s so sad that the best bit of this month’s package is the Aston video which is terrific.
I am, yours, etc. Andrew Burton, Lower Earley, Reading, Berks.