Month: July 2013

Cover of the moment

When I saw the Sun’s front cover on twitter this morning, I thought it couldn’t be bettered. But then I saw THIS!

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Why the picture’s not the problem

As an ex Art Director of Rolling Stone, I’ve been reading a lot about this week’s cover, which has created a shit-storm of accusations that they are glamourising an alleged killer. The Guardian report that certain retailers will not stock it. Jezebel has a good round-up with lots of supporting visuals. The Huffington Post says […]

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Bloomberg: still hard

Here’s the latest top-notch piece of work from Richard Turley at Bloomberg. I have no idea whether it will sell more copies than last week, but when it comes to building the brand, this is just peerless. Here’s an interview with Richard as to how the cover came about (Thanks to magculture)

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How newsstand pressure is bending even the biggest brands out of shape

  This year at the PPA conference, Top Gear magazine’s editor-in-chief Charlie Turner made an excellent presentation about what was surely the biggest motoring scoop of 2012. When the new Aston Martin One-77 was launched a couple of years ago, it was so expensive (£1.2 million) and so exclusive that Aston decreed, ‘No journalist will […]

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One wipes the royal arse

Sometimes magazines just do stuff that’s so cool, you wonder why any of them are ever in any trouble at all. I saw this in a recent issue of Mother & Baby of all places. The caption reads: ‘Don’t worry darling, I’m sure Pippa will have some tips for us’. But below is an example […]

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Which all-type cover sold best?

This is the trouble with being self employed. You promise yourself you’re gonna blog like crazy, and then a whole load of paid work comes along. So apologies to for not answering this question as promised in my last post, I’ll remedy that now. I designed both of these covers in the same year. Both […]

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