Francesco Franchi's specials
This week Coverjunkie asked Francesco Franchi, Design Director for awardwinning IL Magazine (a supplement from Italian Il Sole 24 ORE) about his favorite covers:
Coverdesigns about Silvio Berlusconi:
Some special attention, next to my top 3 i would like to mention what i like mostly of our work is the fact that we were able to design eight covers about SILVIO BERLUSCONI, never showing his face. In particular I refer to the issues no.11, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28 (like shown above)
IL-Intelligence in lifestyle would like to be a magazine strongly connected to news content. It tries to go in-depth, suggesting original and different points of view, unexpected directions and unconventional solutions as well. The cover is the first step, and we always try to be ironic in this first approach.
About Francesco Franchi:
Francesco has been a design director at IL from 2008 till now. Before that he designed at the well known Leftloft designagency. He and his teams won numerous publication design honors and awards, read all about it on Francesco's Linkedin page
Finally, a sweet tip:
"I always check thisisdisplay.org, a curated collection of important graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Nice website layout."