Magazine covers of every flavour are reviewed by Royal College of Art history of design tutor and design writer David Crowley in his latest book. Simply entitled Magazine Covers, the book assesses the ‘vast remit’ of cover features from cartoons to society faces to graphic design, and looks at the social and political context of the work. It explores the developments in cover design over time and the role of the cover in defining ‘not only the magazine itself, but also the consumer who buys it’, says a spokeswoman for publisher Mitchell Beazley. ‘The cover of the magazine is its face, defining the mood and purpose of the magazine,’ she adds. Photographed by Roger Dixon, cover images on the book jacket include Architectural Design from August 1956, i-D magazine from October 1999 and Sleazenation from November 2001. The book is designed by Fiona Pike and released on 20 November, priced £20.
Announced at this year’s Adobe Max conference, designers and illustrators will be able to use the image editing and design software on a touchscreen device in 2019.
Adobe’s latest piece of software enables designers, illustrators and artists to create lifelike oil and watercolour paintings on-screen using their stylus as a paintbrush, and also allows them to delete
Familiar symbols of music production such as play, pause and fast-forward were used alongside photographs of current students to create an “active” look.
The galleries in Great Missenden explore the life of the children’s author, who lived in the village – an inspiration for many stories – for 36 years.