Out now: The Modernist

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.



Out now: Anorak #31

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


Out now: Fantastic Man #19

Fantastic Man 19
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.

Out now: Port #13

Men’s mag Port goes pop this week with this colourful new cover featuring Sam Rockwell shot by Andreas Lazlo Konrath, styled by Bruce Pask and art directed and designed by Matt Willey. The headline, hand-painted by Bread Collective, is a complete departure from previous covers, as is the gradient colour (click image for larger version).

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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.


March 11, 2014

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Out now: Printed Pages #5

Printed Pages, from It’s Nice That, just gets better and better. Launched last year after a period of reflection post–It’s Nice That magazine, it offers a unique voice about contemporary creative work that embellishes their online presence rather than competes with it. The new issue has more pages (130), is perfect bound, and – especially for us magaholics – reveals a new project from Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Richard Turley.

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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.


Out now: Thin White Line

Another new football title has arrived; welcome Thin White Line, giving an Australian view of soccer.



January 28, 2014

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Out now: Acid #2

Issue two of Paris-based surf mag Acid is out this week, with plenty more surf-inspired stories. It’s more than surfing though – check the video for highlights including Nicolas Floc’h’s undersea sculptures; two isolated holidays compared; and a great piece about shoreline design. And plenty of acid blues and reds.



Out now: US Wired

Magazine cover as icon – US Wired hasn’t lost its ability to create powerful imagery for big tech stories. Looking forward to reading their view on the Snowden – NSA revelations too.

Illustrator Christoph Niemann, design director Claudia de Almeida.