Shriglist, out tomorrow
In an unusual move for Stylist magazine, tomorrow's edition of the women's weekly title forgoes a famous face for a cover by David Shrigley...
Being a fashion and style magazine, Stylist normally has glossy photography on its cover. But for its Books issue, Stylist's photography director Tom Gormer asked Shrigley to come up with a cover.
He duly obliged, with a lovely serif masthead as well, and the result offers some insight into the transfiguring power of a good cover.
Rob Ryan and Quentin Blake have both previously created covers for Stylist, but it will be interesting see how Shrigley's bright pink and yellow effort fares tomorrow.
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Isn't the 'lovely serif masthead' what they usually have (albeit not hand drawn)?
Yeah, you're right, I just meant he'd clearly had a stab at emulating it
Love the colour palette!!! : )
Disappointed because I read this as a cover for Women's Weekly. http://www.ipcmedia.com/imageBank/w/Woman's%20Weekly3.jpg
'the result offers some insight into the transfiguring power of a good cover' - seems like you're pulling your punches, CR. Why wait to see how it fares tomorrow? We'd like to know what you think today.
His book cover says 'good cover = good book' (and vice versa), that's the 'insight'. Apparently the issue itself comes in an ad wrap, so it's hard to see the cover...
Nice idea, but it's arrived today with Shrigley's 'you can tell a good magazine by its cover' cover, er, 'covered' by an ad for Gap...
I think its a nice idea and a refreshing change to the over used glossy photography styles that magazines almost always employ, plus I am a big fan of illustration so that adds the extra appeal for me too.
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