Literally a number of magazines are published each month, but only a few make it to the mainstream. Have you ever wondered why? This is because the ones who do not make it to the mainstream lack quantity or quality. One major thing to be kept in mind while designing a magazine is its cover page. Magazines aren’t like brochure templates where you have different focus points. If this cover page is not attractive or catchy, or is not related to the content of the magazine then it will not create the urge amongst buyers to purchase or even go through the magazine.
It is the covers of these magazines that create the impulse, that uncontrollable urge to grab hold of the magazine and flip it open.
In this article I am showcasing a list of 34 really creative Magazine covers for you. These covers are not only creative but truly inspiring which will instill the urge in any one to pick up a copy. But now it’s your time to judge the list.
This is one of the top most selling magazines for digital artists, designers and illustrators. This magazine showcases in-depth tutorials, interviews and a lot more. I guess I won’t be wrong if I call it designer’s choice magazine.
This is an illustration magazine produced by Grzegorz Domaradzki and StudioKxx. As this magazine doe not have an official website, much can not be said about it. But one thing is for sure, this is an outclass illustration magazine.
Luigi Vernieri’s project FEFE is basically an art magazine. This magazine covers almost all genres of arts. Centered on “visual culture” this magazine provides a platform for generating a cultural system.
This is a visual and design related magazine. JOiA showcases some of the finest or I should say the best images for its visual arts readers. They publish 5 sets of magazine each year, but they never compromise on their high quality and standards that is the reason now they are on a high position in the literature of Arts and Design.
Advanced Photoshop Magazine
This is an Adobe Photoshop oriented magazine. It will not be wrong if we call it “Photoshop – all under one hat” magazine. It covers everything related to Photoshop from tutorials to inspirational art work, from artists’ interview to photo editing, from typography to graphics. Yo just name it and this Advanced Photoshop Magazine has it all.
Lettering and Type
This magazine is not just another pretty survey. It is amazing how-to book full information ranging from reviews to interviews, from history to theories, explanatory diagrams and a lot more! If you think you really want it, then what are you waiting for book a copy online from its website.
PAGE is a really creative magazine, compiled and created by some really professional people from different fields such as designing, advertising and media. They not only publish portfolios of artists but also discuss different fields such as architecture, 3D and a lot more.
Web Design HS7 Magazine
This magazine is owned by Mathieu Schatzler. This magazine is all about graphic designing and art direction. Since Mathieu has worked on branding and re-branding concepts, along with some high-quality illustration so this magazine is all about that.
WOWMAGZ is an online/digital free graphic magazine which helps designers and creative community across the globe in to create or show-off some of their stunning designs. This magazine showcases the greatest artwork in digital art, Photography, Illustration and a lot more.
The Walrus Magazine