High-concept covers

The easyJet Traveller team continues to make life as difficult as possible for itself by attempting to make each monthly cover ‘high concept’. To date we’ve had…

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the 3D print out cover…

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the knitted jumper cover…

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the graffiti cover…

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the cake cover…

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the food map cover…

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the let’s make our own board game cover…

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the custom-made toy cover…

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…and the Usain Bolt cobbled together from rubbish cover.

For March the story that needed illustrating was about creating the perfect family holiday, which, of course, starts with crayons, string and glue.

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It’s a lovely piece of work. Art director Mat Wiggins has a real talent for sourcing appropriate illustrators that carries throughout the magazine. Also inside this issue are fun spot illustrations by Ryan Chapman livening up an airline-requested explanation of what happens when you drop your spare foreign coinage in the seatback charity bag:

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Ryan’s got previous with easyJet Traveller having supplied illustrations for the magazine’s food column in the past (he’s also worked for the likes of Esquire, The Independent on Sunday and The New York Times).

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Illustrating the food column in this month’s easyJet Traveller is brilliant Finnish artist Janne Iivonen:

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Janne has also worked for The Guardian, The Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times and Heineken.

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Also in the mix, illustrating easyJet Traveller‘s business interview, is this portrait, below, by Nick Reddyhoff, executed in a style perfectly suited to its e-commerce pioneering subject.

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(Posted by AndrewH)

Well this is cool

New York magazine, which is without argument the absolute best magazine in the world, included Ink’s Rhapsody magazine in a round-up of the month’s ‘Best Entertainment Photography‘ – alongside shots from Vanity Fair, Nylon, GQ and Interview.

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The shoot with actor Christoph Waltz, ran in the January issue of Rhapsody; it was photographed by LA-based Kurt Iswarienko and shot at the Red House in the Hollywood Hills, art directed by jubilant Tottenham Hotspurs supporter Christos Hannides.

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(Posted by AndrewH)

Illustrator of the month

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The Feb issue of Excelente, cover above, contains a particularly gorgeous set of illustrations. The story is about a unique supper club called Dining Impossible, in which members lay down a fee of around 2,000 euros to partake in an orgy of three grand feasts eaten over three days, prepared by some of the world’s top chefs. It’s a fascinating piece but shooting the story wasn’t an option as the next event doesn’t take place for some time and cameras probably wouldn’t be welcome anyway. So art director Antonio Galvez commissioned illustrator Marina Gonzalez Eme to supply the visuals. I think the results are beautiful and perfectly capture the sybaritic (over)indulgence of the whole thing.

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And how they appear in the magazine.

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(Posted by AndrewH)