All posts tagged covers

Follow Bloomberg’s “cover trail,”
chatty new TOC page

If you’re a design nerd (and face it, if you’re here, you are), you may be interested in checking out a few things cooking at Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg’s covers (such as this week’s and last’s, shown above) have really drawn a cult following. They are surprising, often witty solutions that run counter to the traditional […]




Warning to coverjunkies:
Watch out for paper cuts!

A fun and smart surprise for magazine “cover junkies” has arrived in my mailbox from across the seas: Jaap Biemans’ one-off magazine celebrating the most notable magazine cover designs of 2011. Be warned: despite the cleverly edited title, it IS “an addiction to creative magazine covers that you wanna lick.” Lush, inviting, and expertly crafted, […]




Chicago Reader: moving forward (with a quick look back)

Today’s news of a new editor-in-chief at the Chicago Reader is a good push forward for a redesign that has been in the works there (in fits and starts) for a few months. We aim for a spring launch date for the paper soon to be helmed by Mara Shalhoup, currently with Creative Loafing in […]




Magazine redesign: Anatomy of a news page makeover

News pages of Hispanic Business, before redesign. Click twice to enlarge




I want to redesign my newspaper or magazine: Where to start?

So you want to redesign your newspaper or magazine? You may be tired of the old look, or confronting a technical change such as a change in your page size. Or you may be considering putting your publication up for sale. Here are some thoughts and links to get you going, from Ron Reason Consulting. […]




Creative Loafing relaunch, Issue 2 highlights

. [ATLANTA] The second issue of a relaunch always brings tweaks and adjustments, and a creative energy that often the heat of launch week might not allow. Such is the case with the new look for alt weekly Creative Loafing. Here are a couple of section openers that really caught my eye. . . They […]




‘Sorry! F*ck passion! Fight more!’ A Dutch mag with attitude

[SUPER BONUS: A CHECKLIST OF SIX QUESTIONS from RON REASON NEWS DESIGN, BELOW, TO ASSESS OR CREATE YOUR OWN COVER DESIGN STRATEGY.] Follow me on Twitter to be alerted to new posts like this one! See end of post for numerous fun and informative links. YEARS OF TRAVELING the world for my consulting work, photography […]




Vintage yet timeless: Robert Newman Design

Quick recommendation to visit the Facebook pages of Robert Newman Design if you’d like a quick creative kick in the pants, especially if you design magazine or tabloid covers.  Creative Director extraordinaire, Robert shares a treasure trove of his own work, and others, from the past, that packs a punch. You can also visit his […]