Design Thinking

Comic Book Covers Mimic Newsstand Publications

One of the design aspects of magazines from the past that I miss is the minimal treatment of the cover. The work of George Lois for Esquire is a clear example. The covers communicated a clear message with a well-directed photo or illustration and minimal type, if any. That is certainly not the case with newsstand magazines today.

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