I've been looking at a lot of magazines in the past few weeks for a class of mine and I've been sorely disappointed at the general design and layout of the lot of them. This beauty of a cover had me almost in tears. Having a background in both art and graphic design has given me interesting perspectives on design. For the most part I find computer generated art to be very flat. I am working on bringing texture and interest to the type itself. This masthead really nailed it.
Instead you are presented with the emotion and spirit of the work itself.
It must be said that I am insanely excited for Where the Wild Things Are. Dave Eggers is perhaps my favorite author. Spike Jonze is one of my favorite directors and of course the book itself made a lasting impression on me.It seems that there is no way I can hate this movie, and that is why I'm nervous.
In any case this is a gorgeous spread. I heard Paste might be in danger of shutting down. Let us hope not.