Rodrigo Sánchez fav #2
It's always fun to hear great art-directors talk about their favorite magazine covers.
This month Coverjunkie asked Rodrigo Sánchez, Design Director from ace Metrópoli magazine about the favorite covers he designed himself:
Rodrigo's favorite designed covers
Favorite #2: The Thin Red LIne, February 1999:
"For its simplicity, its clarity, its obviousness and the gamble we took when we thought it up, did it and published it; for the terrible row I had with the newspaper´s directorate for going ahead with it. That cover represents a war movie whose advertising had bombarded TV´s , radios, billboards and every single advertising medium in town, and probably nationwide. I couldn´t go to print, on the very last day before the premiere, with something similar or a plain repeat of we had already been seeing for weeks. Added to the fact that the film´s original artwork was quite good, i seem to recall it was large close-ups of three very frightened soldiers. Both dramatic and effective. I decided to go obvious…completely obvious. Sometimes the simplest solution becomes the most complex of them all and vice-versa. I stand by my decision and I am proud of the result. The cover caught our reader´s attention…and that of my directors."
About Rodrigo Sánchez:
Rodrigo joined Spanish El Mundo in 1992, where he is the Design Director of three of the newspaper’s supplements. For the last 15 years he has been designing covers for Metrópoli where he won several design awards.
Click here for another great interview with Rodrigo.