Professional Publishers Association : PPA100


Cover of the century

Vote for your Cover of the Century in our interactive art gallery and scroll throught the shortlist of ten magazine covers.

via PPA : PPA100.


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.

Professional models barred from German magazine


The 29-year-old blonde teacher was among a cast of more than six “normal women” selected by the mass circulation middle-market Brigitte to pose for its January fashion feature following an editorial pledge by the magazine to keep controversial size-zero models off its pages.

Andreas Lebert, editor of the 700,000-circulation magazine, announced the ban last October after receiving letters from hundreds of women readers who complained that they had no connection with the models shown in the magazine and that they no longer wanted to see “protruding bones”.

via Professional models barred from German magazine –
News, Fashion – The Independent

DM of the Rings


Thanks to BoingBoing for bringing this to my attention. These guys have created a comic strip based on Lord of the Rings, as if played by a bunch of ignoramus Dungeons and Dragons players. Very, very funny.

Lord of the Rings is more or less the foundation of modern D&D. The latter rose from the former, although the two are now so estranged that to reunite them would be an act of savage madness. Imagine a gaggle of modern hack-n-slash roleplayers who had somehow never been exposed to the original Tolkien mythos, and then imagine taking those players and trying to introduce them to Tolkien via a D&D campaign