FinePrint May 26, 2011


'Judges don't age; time decorates them.' ─Enid Bagnold

We still need you to help us pick the winners! Play a crucial role in this year’s Excellence Awards competition and see the best that Minnesota publishing has to offer by volunteering to judge. With dozens of entry categories and hundreds of entries, we need you to pick the winners. Judging takes place in late July but, in order to get it all organized, we need you to volunteer now. There’s still time…

FenderBender Makes an Impact

By Michael Lotti

Q&A with Publisher Jay DeWitt Jay DeWitt is a rarity. He’s a successful publisher—rare enough, to be sure—but he has no formal training in journalism or communications. His magazine, FenderBender, is distributed to thousands of collision repair shop owners throughout the nation. Q: How did you get started in the trade magazine business? FenderBender in particular? In 1998, while working as an…

Just Our Type

By Sherry Collins

Excellence Awards Poster Winner Chosen! The latest winner of the MMPA Call For Entries Poster contest is Kathleen Tolmie, graphic designer for Fender Bender Magazine. Tolmie’s design relies heavily on typography and little on illustration. Since she loves the use of beautiful type, Tolmie let that be her inspiration for the design. “I wanted to capture the essence of the event. Last November was my…