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40 Stunning Magazine Covers To Inspire You

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Did you know that Pinterest can be used as an excellent bookmarking tool for beautiful designs? While browsing Pinterest, we decided to share with you 40 absolutely stunning magazine covers. These magazine covers have some unique designs and use, typography, illustration and photography, in a unique way.

There are two major goals to keep in mind when designing a magazine cover. Firstly, you have to attract the buyer’s attention and secondly, to showcase the content of the magazine. Magazine covers attract readers and potential buyers by being striking. By studying your competition and doing something different, you will definitely stand out from the crowd. Successful magazine covers have designs that are a bit unusual, extreme and have outstanding concepts.

Minimal layouts, forced perspectives, 3D cuts/effects, image mergings, impactful photography, shapes and illustrations, all of these features will make your magazine cover design stand out from the rest. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors, shapes and different sizes, bold fonts, cheeky photos, and statement illustrations. Creativity will make a regular magazine cover turn into a piece of art.

In the list below you will find some really popular magazine covers as well, from famous publications such as Esquire or even The New York Times. Analyze them, pay attention to the details and learn from them as much as you can.

Which magazine cover in this list did you like most? Let us know in the comment section below.

Gup Cover

Gup-Cover

Georgie Cover

Georgie-Cover

SoccerBible Magazine Issue 4

SoccerBible-Magazine-Issue-4

Variety – Shame on us

Variety---Shame-on-us

Variety Magazine. Artwork by Sam Spratt

Variety-Magazine-Artwork-by-Sam-Spratt

IL Cover

IL-Cover

Galore Mag

Galore-Mag

Contrast Magazine

Contrast-Magazine

Esquire No.1000

Esquire-No1000

Texas Monthly

Texas-Monthly

Hidden Champion Cover by jeffsotoart

Hidden-Champion-Cover-by-jeffsotoart

The New York Times Cover by Arem Duplessis

The-New-York-Times-Cover-by-Arem-Duplessis

V Cover

V-Cover

Ride Cover by Anthony Neil Dart

Ride-Cover-by-Anthony-Neil-Dart

Empty Cover

Empty-Cover

Mother IV

Mother-IV

New York Times – Sean Penn Cover

New-York-Times---Sean-Penn-Cover

Intern Magazine by She Was Only

Intern-Magazine-by-She-Was-Only

Cosmopolitan February 2015

Cosmopolitan-February-2015

Variety Kermit

Variety-Kermit

Fräulein Cover

Fräulein-Cover

The Sunday Times Magazine

The-Sunday-Times-Magazine

Transhelvetica magazine, September/October 2013

Transhelvetica-magazine-September-October-2013

Entertainment Weekly – Michael Keaton

Entertainment-Weekly---Michael-Keaton

2020 BMX Mag

2020-BMX-Mag

Bitchslap XV

Bitchslap-XV

Interview Cover

Interview-Cover

Fat Magazine

Fat-Magazine

Clash

Clash

Washingtonian cover by Jon Contino

Washingtonian-cover-by-Jon-Contino

Velour Magazine

Velour-Magazine

Rumor by Tomasz Biskup

Rumor-by-Tomasz-Biskup

People Magazine Redesign by Rachel Ake

People-Magazine-Redesign-by-Rachel-Ake

Interview

Interview

Caffeine Magazine

Caffeine-Magazine

Magrocardona

Magrocardona

Esquire – Clint Eastwood

Esquire---Clint-Eastwood

Slash/ by Arnaud Mercier

Slash-by-Arnaud-Mercier

Fixe Magazine

Fixe-Magazine

Wired Magazine Cover by Troie.Lee

Wired-Magazine-Cover-by-Troie-Lee


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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

1 Comment

  1. Arihant says:

    Just wow..Fabulous covers..How do they make it..Ispirational !

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