The art of the magazine cover

Time Out cover

Time Out cover

Pearce Marchbank has launched a website for his design agency Studio Twenty. Marchbank is a legend of UK magazine design, responsible for the iconic Time Out covers of the ’70s amongst other things, are there are a ton of his designs on the site.

The lack of these bold and ideas-driven magazine covers on the newsstand is often lamented, but the fact is few publishers (or indeed editors) believe that you can shift copies this elegantly any more. Unless you’ve got a loyal (and profitable) subscriber base, of which more later.

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