Out now: The Modernist

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The tenth issue of The Modernist has a change of tack for its cover design, reflecting the theme of ‘Dictators’ influence on our modern world.’ A conceptual approach replaces the previous modernist graphics.

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Out now: AdWeek, red-on-red

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This week US ad industry magazine AdWeek carries a powerful red-on-red cover shot of Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles by Marc Baptiste. More here.

 

Overmatter: 01.04.14


I love a magazine that challenges what a magazine is; Steve reviews new launch Emperor on the Stack blog.

Although well-executed, it doesn’t live up to the hype of being a game changer’ – The Saturday Paper launches.

‘What comes first, the brand or the content?’ asks Andy Cowles.

Keep up to date with The New Yorker covers.

Making or letting people pay; a reflection on micropayments for content.

Mother Jones looks behind the new publisher of Newsweek.

US magazine launch numbers ‘surprise’.

The Cleaver promises a new take on Chinese food, Kickstarting from Friday 4 April.

Editorial designer James Hunter has launched Startamag, a blog providing help for new magazines.

 

Out now: Anorak #31

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To mark editor Cathy Olmedillas’s appearance tomorrow at Facing Pages, here’s Anorak’s brand new Dreams cover.

 

Out now: Fantastic Man #19

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The nineteenth issue of Fantastic Man is here, sporting Mr. Boris Becker shot by Juergen Teller in front of a statue of Fred Perry at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Note the ancient-looking wooden racket.

Bird spotting


Last week I was changing planes in Munich, writes Andrew Losowsky, and spotted this cover of Business Punk, a relatively edgy business/lifestyle magazine – check that headline – made by the same company as Beef!

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Overmatter 21.03.14


I love these front cover designs for La Tempestad.

When did magazine covers become so contentious?

The Washington Post launches intriguing new digital strategy.

Calibre is a new mag for affluent over-50s men. Sounds promising, looks less so.

Don’t forget this Monday (24th) in London it’s the next Printout, and this time next week it’s Facing Pages (Arnhem).

Complete notes from QVED2014 are now on their site; my reports here soon.

 

What’s up with The Economist front covers?


Earlier this week a series of tweets criticised the latest front cover of The Economist (above). Erik Spiekermann, who redesigned the magazine in 2001, joined the exchange with links to his cover proposals from that time. Here, Andrew Losowsky takes a closer look at the covers.

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Out now: Brand Eins


The March issue of German business title Brand Eins has this powerful cover, a visual companion piece to the recent Art Review covers featured here. The headline reads, ‘I want to know everything about you. Why?’ Brand Eins covers are consistently good, and deserve more recognition.

Design/art direction Mike Meiré and Tim Giesen.

 

Out now: Brown Book #44


I’ve always liked the hexagonal design structure to the covers of Dubai-based ‘Urban Guide to the Middle East’ Brownbook. This week it reaches its 44th issue with a special about Algeria – see more covers here.

 

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