Month: April 2013

Welcome to the weekly drama that is the cover of the NME

Here is the latest cover of the NME, the third to be designed by Mark Neil, their new Art Director, ex of the Big Issue. I think it’s great work;  the colour-way is bright without feeling cheap, the pop-art bubble is a a gesture rarely used with such confidence, and the picture management is a […]

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Design of the Year’s front cover

For the first time, a website has won Design of the Year, in this instance gov.uk. The site is a portal, drawing together all the public’s interactions with the UK government under one url. The jury was unanimous in its praise, describing the site as “the Paul Smith of websites”. They went on to say: […]

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Six reasons why the new Harper’s Bazaar is so cool

This recent issue of Harper’s Bazaar came my way as part of a motorway service station ‘value pack’; six quid for this, along with Elle and Elle Deco. On one hand, this commodification of premium content is clear evidence of the publishing industry’s difficulties, on the other, I got to sample magazines that I might […]

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Meet the cover of the future

It’s all about data. This is what neverunderdressed.com, the new ‘Digital glossy’ from Shortlist Media looks like. The Guardian tells us that: ‘The free title will compete with market leaders Elle, Vogue and Marie Claire in the busy women’s glossy market when it launches in May’. The site is trumpeted as being a responsive design, […]

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