It’s over. We survived production fortnight and there was light at the end of the coffee stained, biscuit filled tunnel. XCity is almost a realised product of sophistication and is, according to Barbara, going to be “awesome”. But it’s not all positivity, cuddles and love, oh no. The delirium of production fortnight settled into all of us at some point. The upside? It made for a bunch of hilarious, if slightly ridiculous, quotes. Anyone who has worked in a production suite for a magazine in their career is likely to recognise some of these feelings.
For any future Magazine students wondering what to anticipate from the busiest two weeks of the year, XCity Plus has rounded up some of the best, and worst, things overheard in these last two weeks….
“Can anyone remember the days when spread used to just mean a disappointing version of butter.” – Freddie Stewart, Deputy Production Editor
“Can someone lend me some sticks to keep my eyes open. I can’t see the morning.”- Ella Wills, Deputy Art Director
“God I am good at this.” – Henry Wong, Features Editor, mastering inDesign
“Can you find a more working class font?” – Jason Bennetto, Publisher (referring to the XCity feature on p.44)
“That’s hand sweat. It’s movable and quite wet.” – Ally Head, Picture Editor reaction to the keyboards in the newsroom
”It might be quite fun to set it on fire.” – Eoin Murray, XCity Plus Editor…. On disposing of the dummy
“No we can’t have the word c**t in a standfirst. When you are editor of you own publication you can put in as many c**ts as you want.” – Jason Bennetto to Liam Kelly, Chief Sub Editor
“It’s all over. I’ve spilt coffee on the listings.” – A very over-worked Olivia Cheves, Listings Editor
“You can’t put shagging on the front cover.” – Jason Bennetto to cover designer Charlie McQuaid
“The dummy is starting to look like A&E on Christmas Eve.” – Freddie Stewart on the final final FINAL dummy