The Coverjunkie Covers Magazine

The Coverjunkie Covers Magazine Coverjunkie, the cool website that features daily updates of magazine covers from around the world, has published a pop-up magazine devoted to the best covers of 2011. It's filled with almost 250 covers, plus interviews with noted publication designers like Arem Duplessis of The New York Times Magazine, Richard Turley of Bloomberg Businessweek, Matt Wiley of Port, Rodrigo Sanchez of Metropoli, and legendary Esquire cover art director George Lois (somehow an interview with me slipped in there, too....they must have needed to fill space.) Coverjunkie mastermind (and talented art director in his own right) Jaap Biemans has created one of the most exciting, brilliantly-conceived, and collectible publications of the year, one well-worth getting your hands on ASAP (and it's only $12).




Coverjunkie_japan.jpgA collection of covers about the tsunami and earthquake in Japan. There are also spreads of 9/11 and Steve Jobs covers.


coverjunkie-stylist_playboy.jpgStylist (UK) and Playboy (Netherlands). Coverjunkie is wonderfully designed to show off magazine covers, many of which are reproduced at actual size.


coverjunkie-sacur-adbusters.jpgIn 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.


coverjunkie-arem-1.jpgOne 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.


coverjunkie-arem-3.jpgArem's 10 favorite covers of 2011 (right).


coverjunkie-george-2.jpgCoverjunkie got everyone's favorite cover art director, George Lois to talk about cover design.


coverjunkie-george-3.jpgGeorge's five favorite covers so good he wished he designed them himself.



coverjunkie-richard_turley-1.jpgBloomberg Businessweek's Richard Turley; covers so good he wished he had designed them himself.


coverjunkie-newyork.jpgSome Coverjunkie faves like New York and Zeit Magazin are highlighted.


Coverjunkie_vrij_nederland.jpgBiemans 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!


See related links:
Order Coverjunkie magazine here.
Coverjunkie website
A review of Coverjunkie by Magculture


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  • hrscrnet

    this is definitely addictive, want one!

  • Mumbo

    Love love love.

  • abucci

    i agree with dustin, this looks to be an incredible design record.

  • abucci

    if i could afford it, i'd buy this right now.

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