The NME is to relaunch on October 9 with a new logo, website and cover design, the latter of which bears an uncanny resemblance to a late, lamented style magazine
Ahead of the relaunch, an email was sent out today by NME’s publisher IPC. Attached was this image of the cover for the October 12 issue.
It’s not just the redrawn, white out of red logo which reminds us so strongly of Phil Bicker-era Face covers – the type treatment, the underlines, even the plus signs all feel strongly reminiscent of The Face in the 90s.
A deliberate homage to a much-loved title or just coincidence? The cover is the only aspect of the redesign we’ve seen so far – we’ll report back on the rest of the redesign soon.