Update: after seeing some of the images that are being used. I think it best to use this image or something similar http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gl%C3%BChlampe_explodiert.jpg
I need a front cover an template pages of a magazine, which is intended for the Apple iPad and to be published on the Newstand.
The cover must convey creativity, innovation, idea creation etc and being on the cutting edge of it's sector. It must have a strong visual appeal that is unique and distinct.
The market readership for the magazine will be business owners, online marketers, writers, web designers etc.
The design should reflect the high quality expectations of its readership.
Whilst the magazine is in the business sector, it deals with a theme which is cutting edge and forward thinking such as infographics, gripping articles, killer blog posts etc and so the design should take this into account.
Boring is wrong, but so is whacky. Something in between would work.
Reds and black as a colour scheme is preferred as this has connotations of newsprint.
Attached are 3 basic templates that follow the size in pixels of the width of the page and general layouts. A more exciting design and presentation is what I am looking for, whilst retaining clarity and readability of the magazine.