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Friday’s favorite things: September 4th

Colm Larkin

September 4, 2015

Every Friday we round up some of our favorite finds on the web, from illustrations and videos to fonts and photography. This week, we’ve been looking at the story behind some great magazine covers.

The ascent of mag
How magazine covers have evolved over the years offers a fascinating insight into changing social attitudes. This excellent post by bloggers Karen X. Cheng and Jerry Gabra charts the development of magazine like Cosmopolitan, Vogue, TIME and The New Yorker.

Evolution of magazine covers by Karen X. Cheng


Crafty covers
Swedish design agency, Snask handcrafted this recent cover for The Washington Post magazine. Read this article for the full story of the painstaking work that went into its remarkable creation.

Washington Post magazine cover by Snask

Takes all types
UK design duo, Crispin Finn went type-tastic on this recent cover design for Wired magazine, surrounding actress Rashida Jones with a variety of playful typefaces.


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