The Coverjunkie Covers Magazine
A collection of covers about the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. There are also spreads of 9/11 and Steve Jobs covers.
Stylist (UK) and Playboy (Netherlands). Coverjunkie is wonderfully designed to show off magazine covers, many of which are reproduced at actual size.
In addition to many magazine covers, Coverjunkie also includes altweekly newspaper covers like the San Antonio Current (left), as well as some daily newspaper pages. One of my favorite things about Coverjunkie (both the website and the magazine) is that they're enthusiasts about everything. You'll see magazines of all shapes and sizes and types juxtaposed against one another. There are cool alternative style magazines butting up against mainstream newsweeklies, business magazines and raunchy men's magazines, funky two-color broadsheets and covers with state-of-the-art production values.
One of the highlights of Coverjunkie is the collection of interviews with noted publication designers, including Arem Duplessis of The New York Times Magazine. This is not only an inspiring collection of magazine covers, but also a window into some of the most creative minds in the publication design field.
Arem's 10 favorite covers of 2011 (right).
Coverjunkie got everyone's favorite cover art director, George Lois to talk about cover design.
George's five favorite covers so good he wished he designed them himself.
Bloomberg Businessweek's Richard Turley; covers so good he wished he had designed them himself.
Some Coverjunkie faves like New York and Zeit Magazin are highlighted.
Biemans called his own number (and deservedly so) with this cover he art directed from Netherlands magazine Vrij Nederland. The quote on the left is by George Lois.
Coverjunkie could have been published as a book, but long after the expiration date on these covers it would never have felt as energetic and immediate as it does in this format. Not only has Coverjunkie come up with a brilliant magazine, but they've also broken ground, offering direction for the future for other publishers and organizations. What, for example, if SPD published a condensed version of its annual in this format and made it available to a larger audience than its book reaches?
I can't say it enough: Do not miss out on Coverjunkie magazine!
Order Coverjunkie magazine here.
A review of Coverjunkie by Magculture
Hollands Diep: Art Director Jaap Biemans
Intermediair: Weekly Magazine Covers from Holland