Month: September 2013

Surprising, delightful, emotional: Radio Times publishes it’s own book of classic covers

There aren’t many magazine brands that can publish a hardback book of their covers alone. Rolling Stone, Esquire and Vogue have done it, now the Radio Times joins this elite club. Arguably the biggest magazine in the UK, Radio Times has occupied two very different positions in the publishing landscape. Firstly as a monopoly publication […]

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Miley Cyrus gets naked for Rolling Stone. But look who’s taken the picture…

Here’s the annual Rolling Stone Hot List issue, which with almost perfect timing, gives us Miley Cyrus, naked in a swimming pool. Given that these special issues are planned well in advance, this suggests that the Rolling Stone editors really can see into the future, or else the whole twerking farago has been part of […]

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Is this going to be the best bit of The New Yorker redesign?

House Industries have wasted no time in getting their set of re-drawn fonts for The New Yorker up on their site. They’re an amazing foundry, and this looks like absolutely fantastic work. But it’s sure going to be interesting to see what happens when my favourite magazine actually starts to wear their new wardrobe. Have a […]

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What the hell is going on with Oprah Magazine?

I saw this issue of Oprah in the airport last week. A huge stack of what was once a newsstand powerhouse absolutely nailed to the shelves. A very ordinary picture of Oprah, horrible typography, cheap colours and a splash line that insults it’s readers by suggesting that they are already dead. It’s nearly as bad […]

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Time magazine makes Church & State finally collapse!

Here’s a great cover of Time, fresh out this week. I don’t know if the bull really does have such a drunken smile, whether it’s a model or all done in post. But either way it’s bright, fast and funny. I like the white ground too, it makes the red border pop, much like their […]

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