The Top 10 Alternative Newsweekly Covers of 2011
2011 was another great year for alternative newsweekly cover design. Papers big and small across the country put out a steady stream of covers that were by turns graphic, provocative, funny, and highly original. With the rise of publication cover sites like Coverjunkie and NASCAPAS (and SPD Grids!) these local and regional covers are now reaching an audience around the globe. Altweekly covers are produced fast and cheap, oftentimes by what are basically one-person shops, and they’re filled with passion and creativity and a sense of gonzo design. Here’s our list of The Top 10 Alternative Newsweekly Covers of 2011.
2. Seven Days (Burlington, VT), February 23, 2011. Designer: Diane Sullivan. A fold-in cover.
7. Riverfront Times (St. Louis), August 25, 2011. Art director: Tom Carlson, illustration: Peter Pranschke.
8. Seattle Weekly, June 15, 2011. Art director: Boo Davis.