Thursday, July 5, 2007

Rough road ahead for 'Arizona Highways'

Rough road ahead for 'Arizona Highways': "Founded in 1925 by the state Department of Transportation, Arizona Highways has always been a hybrid. The magazine is blocked from selling ad space, the lifeblood of most publications, by state law. Without commercial entanglements, publishers were able to create a unique editorial identity, covering offbeat places and people rather than standard tourist attractions pushed by advertisers.

They also made Arizona Highways a pioneer in photography, especially color reproduction, using pictures from some of America's greatest landscape photographers. The first all-color edition, in 1946, featured a cover photo of Navajo children taken by Barry Goldwater. "


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