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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