Loaded magazine covers


Guardian Media section has a nice gallery of Loaded magazine covers from the classic years.

This is an example of a new kind of magazine (Loaded was the first so-called Lads’ Mag) making a huge impact on the market with a powerful design philosophy – from typography to photography, Loaded was immediately distinctive. It went a bit lowest-common-denominator after it saw competition from the likes of Nuts, but there’s a lot here to inspire.

If you, for example, were working on a coursework project that called for a magazine cover design, you could do worse than look at the way Loaded entered the market. Attention to detail is all.