Cover Review: Mother Jones

My new review for the Folio: online Face Up column looks at the July-August 2014 cover of Mother Jones, “Koch vs. Koch.” The cover was art directed by Ivylise Simones, and features a tabloid parody of right-wing bogeymen the Koch Brothers. The parody is spot on, with just the right mix of funkiness and visual […]

Robert Best Creates Powerful Imagery on the Covers of The Nation

One of the happiest developments in magazine design over the past year has been the addition of Robert Best as creative director of The Nation. As the magazine’s first creative director (previous designers primarily worked on the covers, including most recently Milton Glaser) Best has been updating the magazine’s interior layouts and giving a sparkling […]