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Coverjunkie's best magazine covers of 2011

Magazine / Newspaper

Posted by Creative Review, 19 December 2011, 16:57    Permalink    Comments (9)

Jaap Biemans of magazine cover blog, Coverjunkie, has published a one-off magazine to highlight no less than 214 striking magazine covers from 2011, whilst championing cover art in general...

As well as a host of magazine covers (including CR's April issue from this year - our Logos issue) Coverjunkie Magazine also features a baker's dozen interviews with art directors from around the world about what makes for a great magazine covers. Richard Turley of Bloomberg Businessweek, Robert Newman of Reader's Digest, George Lois of Esquire USA, Matt Willey of Port Magazine, and Arem Duplessis of The New York Times Magazine are among the interviewees.

Biemans also groups together cover responses to this year's big news, such as the Japanese tsunami and the death of Steve Jobs. Here is a selection of spreads from the 96 page, 33 x25cm magazine:

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What about Peter Grundy's CR Illustration annual cover this year? That was totally lickable :p
2011-12-19 18:05:15

LOL! this is fantastic post, i like these magazine covers :))
Sam Anderson
2011-12-20 08:08:01

Great Playboy front cover shot and concept, sadly spoilt by weak typography layout.
2011-12-20 11:51:27

Kasmir Drommns
2011-12-20 12:04:00

Great work. Magazine covers can be awesome, but so often they are destroyed by the cover lines. This is usually not the designers fault. I really like it when occasionally mags release cover images without the copy lines, or the designer devises a cool device to contain the copy and keep it clean, rather than the common competition to include as many different fonts as possible seen on most mags.
2011-12-20 12:41:13

You need to stop putting stuff like this on CR. It's costing me too much bloody money.
2011-12-20 15:13:30

Beautiful magazine covers. Great design can easily communicate by transcending all languages. This is proven by this selection. Long live print!
Grace N
2011-12-20 18:37:10

Haha that lips on playboy cover are absolutely fantastic!
Extreme but still keeps the level up. I admire such creativity that plays with the idea on the edge. I saw more playboy covers has been rude but gentle at the same time.

Im really looking forward for more posts like this! Thumbs up
Kniha Knihkupectvo
2011-12-21 15:23:08

Great post, never expected to see Peter Griffin on the cover of Mens Health!
2012-01-05 10:00:03

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