Revolving Cover Logos

Revolving Cover Logos

Last week we posted an item on SPD Grids about upside down magazine covers, designs where the art directors turned the logos on their heads. We asked for more examples of this style, and received the following collection of covers from the legendary Seattle music and culture magazine The Rocket, art directed by Art Chantry. For this series of six covers Chantry decided to completely rotate the cover logo from issue to issue, in a clockwise manner. The logos starts at the top in a traditional position, and then flips around over the six issues. Chantry notes that the issue where the logo got back to the top was also his last. Ed Fotheringham is the illustrator for the first issue, from January 1993. For more examples of classic design from The Rocket, visit:

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Dead Moon, February 1993.

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Pond, March 1993. Design by Jeff Kleinsmith, who later became art director of Sub/Pop Records.

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Girl Trouble, April 1993.

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Sugar, May 1993.

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Imij, June 1993; Typography by Pablo. This was Chantry's last issue as art director of The Rocket, a position he held three different times.

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