I’m finally posting again after being MIA for quite some time. Its been busy and also a bit hard to get to write anything recently. It’s too bad I missed a few good covers to comment on in the past few months. But let’s not dwell on that and focus on the latest issue of W magazine instead!

For this (quite awesome) issue of W, Cyrus was photographed by Mert and marcus. Now there is no question, the cover is doing everything a cover is supposed to do: intrigue, surprise and please.

W march 2014

The photo is beautiful and at first you don’t really know who it is you are looking at, “Is that Lady Gaga..? no, wait…holy crap!.” That moment right there, that is how every cover should make you feel, great concept and art direction.

The article written by Ronan Farrow is great as well, really draws you in. Nothing particularly exciting or new, just good writing. The general design and layout of the mag is really clean too which is a plus. Cool illustrations are added in the mix and who doesn’t love those…


All other publications out there should be striving for covers like this one every month, there aren’t many good ones out there anymore. Let’s take Vanity Fair’s hollywood issue as an example. It was pretty but when you open the mag to look at the story, surprise! there is none. The cover is all you get apparently nowadays at VF. I know I do a lot of commenting on cover design and photography but come on you have to back it up with more content inside. If the content is not as good as the cover you are really cheating the customer…

Anyways, W rocked it and I definitely want more.


About joannabehar

Graphic Designer, hand-letterer, illustrator, wanderer, recovering nut butter addict.

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