Ink London Creative Awards: Best Cover

Here at Ink London we’re hosting our inaugural annual Creative Awards. One of the two categories is “best cover”. We have 15 magazines up for consideration and each team has been asked to select its favourite cover produced for that title over the last 12 months (July 2012 to June 2013). The nominations are below and the results of our internal voting will be posted first week of July.

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APEX, February 2013

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bSpirit, Jan-Feb 2013, relaunch issue

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bthere, August 2012

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easyJet Traveller, December 2012, the knitted cover

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Germanwings, 2013, April-May-June 2013

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Gulf Life, December 2012, the Paris paper-cut hat

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J Magazine, April-May 2013, the ‘you rang m’lord’ issue

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JetAway, July-August 2012, the big lemon issue

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Let’s Go with Ryanair, June 2013, the hot 25 issue

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Metropolitan, April 2013, the sexy lips issue

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N by Norwegian, April 2013, the Scream in a bed issue

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Privatair, Winter 2012, the Six Feet Under issue

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Thomas Cook Travel, summer 2013, the ice lolly issue

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Voyager, August 2012, the Paul Merton issue

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Wizz, April-May 2013, the Warsaw burger issue

Posted by AndrewH

Best dinosaur illustration of the month?

That would be this one – as featured in the new issue of Ink’s Airline Passenger Experience magazine. Commissioned by Jo Dovey and drawn by Joe Wilson @Debut Art.

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Although a magazine devoted to trends and developments in the soft-services sectors of commercial aviation might not top everyone’s reading list, APEX delivers some fascinating reads, not least in the stories it runs on inflight catering and airport concessions. For example, things learned this issue: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in the US has six live-music stages scattered up and down the concourse; unless it’s double-wrapped, kosher food cannot be warmed in a non-kosher oven (hence observant Jews often get served half-frozen food when flying); and Japan Airlines have been serving KFC meals on routes to the US and Europe – or as they call it, chicken tempura. Where else are you going to find out that sort of stuff? (Posted by AndrewH)