Monday, 21 April 2014

Covers etc

Currently in the middle of its run (until May 9): an exhibition of my cover designs for the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan's magazine, Number 1 Shimbun.

From my blurb:

Design and journalism go hand-in-hand. How to get the story across? How to attract the reader to open the magazine, to read the article, to get an immediate visual summary of the story? And even just to entertain the reader. For Number 1 Shimbun – a magazine that not only contains excellent journalism, but is also partly aimed at a journalist readership – advice from a famous designer on the three rules for achieving good magazine design comes to mind: read the text, read the text and read the text. Each design is a conflation of the facts into a small poster, a concise summary – and an identity. The designs are not only the face of the publication, but play a part in being the face of the Club’s journalist membership.
Number 1 Shimbun has been published for 46 years, and I have worked on it for 7 years. We're getting the stories by the Club's correspondents (and sometimes the stories about the correspondents) out there, and, I hope and intend, looking good.

Some occasionally updated examples of the covers shown are on my work website, here.

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