- VOLKSKRANT MAGAZINE (Netherlands)
What happens when you’ve planned a cover portraying your biggest design hero? Sweat stains. This’ll have to be the best cover ever, the Abbey Road of your oeuvre – design king Wim Crouwel (aged 89) deserves no less. As a starting point, this is obviously an absolute non-starter. It blocks everything. The photo shoot is a failure and is called off and this turns out to be a gift from the design gods: the option to create a non-photographic cover using Crouwel’s numeral stamps from 1976 as a starting point (so clear, so simple). I rarely had this much fun creating a cover. And then I went to visit the master himself, a couple of printed copies under my arm. I’ve never been happier with a smile.
Editor in Chief: Corinne van Duin
Art director: Jaap Biemans
Picture Editor: Heike Gulker
- METRÓPOLI (Spain)
This is a funny magazine. Inside, it’s packed with calendars, lists and numbers. But that cover: what a sensation! And more than just a lucky strike – this magazine designs 52 hit covers a year. Creative director Rodrigo Sanchez approaches his subjects from the most impossible angles. The best part is that the title is often illustrative as well. I take off my hat to this cover about the film Ben Hur. And check out that logo on the issue about nudist beaches.
Creative director: Rodrigo Sanchez
by Jaap Biemans
art director of a. o. Volkskrant Magazine
loves a good cover and writes about this
on his daily blog coverjunkie.com