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The Covers of the SF Weekly

The Covers of the SF Weekly

Andrew Nilsen has been the art director of alternative newsweekly SF Weekly since January 2010. One of his SF Weekly covers won a gold medal at this year's SPD Gala for Best Illustrated Cover, with an illustration by Brian Stauffer. A lot of his covers are self-illustrated (he says about 40%), and like art directors at other altweeklies, he operates with little time, staff, or budget. Yet he's managed to produce an impressive body of work, corralling illustrators like Stauffer, Scott Bakal, and Luba Lukova to produce memorable imagery and powerful covers.

Here are 10 of our favorite SF Weekly covers.

See a full collection of Nilsen's SF Weekly covers here.

(Above): SPD Gold Medal Winner for Best Illustrated Cover: June 9, 2010. Illustration by Brian Stauffer.

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