This week Coverjunkie asked Stephen Jenkins,
Art Director from ace The Guardian Guide
, a supplement from The Guardian newspaper
about the favorite covers that are so good he wished he designed them himself:
Click here for Stephen's 5 most favorite coverdesigns
-1. THE FACE:
"This is probably my favourite Face cover from a classic era..."
-2. NEW YORK MAGAZINE:
"Probably one of the best magazines (in my opinion) in the world..."
-3. THE FACE / NEVILLE BRODY:
"My favourite Neville Brody cover for...
"An iconic graphic cover from Wallpaper, illustrated by James Joyce..."
-5. NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE:
"The New York Times Magazine is an incredible publication. High end art direction
And here Stephen's own designed top 5:
1. The Guide Yeasayer
"Illustrated by I LOVE DUST to create an..."
2. The Guardian Guide Synth Britannia
"An incredible BBC documentary entitled Synth Britannia..."
3. The Guardian Guide Really Scary Movie
"Excellent piece of typography from I LOVE DUST..."
4. The Guardian Guide Psych Out Summer
"This was the Guides Glastonbury cover in..."
5. The Guardian Guide Jamie XXL
"A simple portrait/ typographic cover for a feature..."
About Stephen Jenkins:
"I decided to study a graphics MA at Central St. Martins and spent some of this time at Wagadon Publishing who produced The Face
and Arena magazines. Afterwards I worked at Dazed and Confused
and then at British Vogue for several years. At present, I spend my time between The Guardian
magazine as well as working on various different projects that I can find time for. I recently assisted Mark Porter on the weekend redesign of Het Financiele Dagblad in the Netherlands.
A sweet tip:
"I have recently found website, which is amazing: Posters in Amsterdam
Big up Stephen thank, sweet selection!