M Magazine Returns!
The first issue of M
magazine, the luxury men's magazine last seen in 1992, came out last week. According to M creative director Nancy Butkus
, the cover design was influenced both by European men's magazines like Port
, as well as vintage issues of Fortune
. "We had a stunning 1930s Fortune
as our cover inspiration, and in some way we just updated what they were doing--they had borders on the cover and so do we, but ours are asymmetrical."
The cover features a nifty logo design by Jim Parkinson
, and a bright, smiley photograph of Bradley Cooper, by Jason McDonald
Photograph by Jason McDonald, designer: Donna Agajanian, stylist: Alex Badia.
Photograph by Jim Krantz, designer: Nancy Butkus, stylist: Alex Badia.
Photograph by Andreas Laszlo Konrath, designer: Nancy Butkus.
Designer: Donna Agajanian.
Illustration: Topos Graphics, designer: Donna Agajanian.
M magazine, mid-1980s.
Debut cover of the original M magazine, October 1982.
's cover is printed on a rich, thick, uncoated stock, with a felt finish, making it both a visual and tactile treat. The inside pages are simple, modern, and stylish. Published by Fairchild, M
is scheduled for quarterly publication. Congratulations to Nancy and her team for a great debut!The M visual team:
Creative director: Nancy Butkus
Photo editor: Carrie Provenzano
Designer: Donna Agajanian
Stylist: Alex BadiaRelated story:A Look at the Design and Influences on Fairchild's New M Cover