SPD 47: Dirk Barnett's Favorite Magazine
Favorite Magazine: ELLE Collections (UK)
I'm obsessed with British ELLE's ELLE Collections, it has such an eclectic mix of the vibrancy of a fashion mag with the tight design precision of a science manual. I can look at this mag over and over and still discover new beautiful design details. They push the basics of magazine design and stretch them to the limit with brilliant use of grid, runway photography, street photography, illustration, even different paper stock and dimension within the issue. But it's the "Catwalk Colour" spreads that always get me: the seasons color trends using intricate wallpaper grids of catwalk photos that bleed off the page...it's mesmerizing and addictive.
This post is part of the Favorite Magazines Project, part of SPD's PUB 47 Competition and Awards. Download the entry forms and be a part of the competition here.