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Annie Leibovitz and Jim Carrey - Vanity Fair White Cover

Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Magazines 
This is one of those cover designs that every now and then shoots into my head. I worked as an art editor for a publishing company for many years and I know firsthand the importance of a cover design to really scream out from the shelf. With so many magazines vying for real-estate why would anyone buy yours! In a sea of red and luminous colours this November 1999 cover for Vanity Fair resonated from the shelves by doing the exact opposite and being minimal.

 

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The Big Issue 231

Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Magazines 
As I pulled up to the traffic lights today I was completely taken when I saw this eye catching cover to the recent edition of the Big Issue. I enjoyed the cover for so many reasons. Firstly the use of typography and colour to instantly connect with the audience is fantastic!

 

The bright colours and the way that the designer has skilfully used hierarchy within the typesetting really captures you! I also like how the size of the logo header is kept to a minimum to give more gravatas to th...
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