magazine design

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My Favorite Favoriten

The covers of Favoriten (Favorite) journal were so different as to suggest they were completely different magazines, or at least very different art directors.

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07/23/2014: Four & Sons magazine

A digital magazine combining dogs and culture might be enough for most people, but the team behind Four & Sons has also assembled a beautiful print edition. It’s first issue was just made available and everything about it – from the typography choices to the striking photography – make it a quality keepsake for any...

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02/13/2014: Bloomberg Businessweek covers

As is typical, the design team at Bloomberg Businessweek takes risks that pay off in their magazine cover designs. In covering the minimum wage, they asked their subjects a few questions and, in the style of Gillian Wearing’s work, they wrote down answers and presented them to the camera. The result is an honest...

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Image of the Day, 10/02/2013: Alumni magazine redesign

José Reyes and his team at Metaleap Creative show the real potential of a typically restrictive design project with their major redesign of Georgia State University’s alumni magazine. Check out a sample interior here. Via SPD.

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Image of the Day, 09/06/13: Italian magazine design

Strong use of black, red and white design by Davide Di Gennaro for Link Magazine, an ongoing Italian editorial project, the latest focuses on the seven deadly sins. Check out more pictures here. Via Fonts In Use.

The Cutting Humor of Art Director Michael Gross

Designer kids these days. They’ll never experience the toxic aroma of rubber-cement fumes. Or feel the intense drama of an X-Acto knife slicing into their thumb or plunging head-first into their knee. But Michael Gross remembers. In fact, Gross and his National Lampoon co-conspirators immortalized such experiences in a parody of the graphic design...

Bare Bodies, Mud Baths, and Beyond: Wet in Retrospect

In the late 1970s, bohemian hipsters on L.A.’s west side were getting Wet. Despite its small circulation, it became highly influential among local artists, designers, and architects. And now, “Making Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing,” provides a sampling of its spirit. Leonard Koren admits in his book that when he launched Wet in...