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Links to Magazine Design

Posted in Magawebzine Work by lisaholland on September 28, 2008


The coolinfographics link led me to, where there is a very creative way of displaying a music mash-up. Instead of listing the times and artist names it is displayed in diagram form. The page is set out in a number of circles which represents the chronological order of the track. There is also an image of the artist  to go with it. 

I am impressed with this because it is a very interesting use of information graphics and is more appealing to the eye than a standard list. shows the top design magazine design covers of the year.


This cover featuring Willie Nelson has a very nice overall look. The photograph is very powerful the fact that the viewer is looking up at the image makes the photograph dominate the page.


The illustrations on this page relate to financial issues. They portray these issues in a humorous manner. I like the old fashioned design, which is almost evocative of the russian constructivist movement. Similar work by Brian Stauffer. talks about three magazine covers including graphic designer David King’s work. He worked for the magazine Time Out. The cover shown on this page has bold typography and strong CMYK colours as well as harsh halftones. The cover is vibrant, eye catching and generally well designed.

The Sleazenation cover takes a t-shirt joke and applies it to the magazine stand.


The New York Times Magazine’s the college issue cover is a clever piece of design. It shows the lifestyle of a college student and makes an interesting piece of typography along with it.


The article is about creative director Dirk Barnett and his move to Blender magazine and the re-branding of the logo.

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I like the concept that De avontuur bevat magazine used for their cover

“Each photograph has been used by readers as a bookmark and handed in by accident together with the book. The librairians collected the photographs from the books and pinned them up the bookcase, because the library is keen on returning the photographs to their rightful owners.

For a couple of months gerlach en koop will observe this collection and take a photograph every other week. Each photograph will be a new issue of the magazine ‘de avontuur bevat’.”

I think the fact that the readers are involved with the design of the cover is different from conventional designs it makes the reader more involved and makes for an interesting cover.


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