Making CONTACT mag – Part 10 – taking a dive into some tricky words

Even though the magazine is now published – Issue 62 available here – I still want to edit these videos, looking a various aspects of editing and page layouts.

In this video, I take a dive* into some tricky words – where the story comes from three different sources, in future, present and past tense – and the headlines smell of “Strokey Bacon”!!!

Seriously, Strokey Bacon is the name of the font I used for the headline. It’s a pretty rad font, so I use it quite sparingly.

It also doesn’t export to .pdf in font form, so I have to convert it to picture outlines, which lends itself nicely to even more trickery – and thus extra impact in a small layout.


*The intro to this video was shot on 19 June, when me and some other mad eejits went for a sunset dip in the sea to mark the winter solstice (organised a few days early, to coincide with the Kiama Farmers’ Market at Surf Beach, Kiama – every Wednesday 2-5pm)




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CONTACT reports on the people, platforms and operations of the world’s defence forces, particularly Australia. We are dedicated to presenting stories, photos and video that capture the essence of serving-members’ lives, as much as possible from the grass-roots perspective.

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CONTACT is independently owned and operated by a proud Aussie Veteran.

The CONTACT web site ( is our internet-based headquarters where we publish daily news and other interesting, relevant items. 

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as ’embassies’ where we engage our audience, inviting them back to our headquarters –

The CONTACT newsletter is a free fortnightly email-based publication that draws attention to recent news stories. Its intent is to bring readers the best of the previous fortnight in a handy-reference format, as well as ‘blog-style’ articles produced specifically for the newsletter.

CONTACT Air Land & Sea magazine is a high-quality, full-colour, features-based magazine published four times per year. Initially launched in March 2004 as a traditional paper-based magazine, it switched to digital in 2013. It is now only available by FREE subscription – 

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Brian Hartigan

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