Archive for the ‘ concept ’ Category

Hard to Swallow. Self August 2014


Self. August 2014
Creative director: Barbara Reyes
Art director: Petra Kobayashi
Photographer: Jamie Chung

Lovely concept and beautifully photographed. The pill mirrored by the letter O is a nice touch.


Kate and Wills shop J.Crew

For a story on how J.Crew have taken the brand to London and opened three stores in England’s capital city, it chose to appropriate photographic likenesses of Prince William and his wife Katherine to reinforce that idea—and very nicely done too.

To the magazine’s credit, they show how the art director went about creating the cover.

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Rebooting the president

Whatever your political perspective regarding the Affordable Care Act, this is a brilliant cover design.

Economist—New face of terror

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The hedge fund myth

Nice to see a witty cover from the Bloomberg team.


Inked typography

Playfulness, structure and idea are present in the way the musical notation combines with the screaming musician. From Inked magazine, December 2012.

And in the context of the magazine spread.

And this page and spread from the same magazine.

Election. What election?

How to combine the two top news stories. This couldn’t be more clever.

The illustrator Adrian Tomine writes: “Where I was in Brooklyn, I don’t think I would have even known that there was a major storm happening. So I spent the whole night glued to the Internet and watching everything unfolding, just being shocked that this kind of dramatic destruction was happening just miles outside my home. And I started thinking about how it would affect the election. This is a first for me in terms of doing a cover that’s topical with a quick turnaround, and somehow these two significant events just came together into that one image for me.”

Source: The New Yorker.