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

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COVER-FEBRUARY 2013

Love the new Gulf Life cover. The cover story is by travel author Tahir Shah. On the occasion of his tenth birthday, an aunt presented him with a copy of King Solomon’s Mines. It obviously struck a chord as decades later he set off for Africa in search of the mines himself (as, in fact, his grandfather had done), taking his well-tattered book with him. I’m not giving anything away if I tell you he fails to find his fortune – he is writing for Ink, after all – but the story does end rather touchingly with Tahir passing the book on to his son. Gulf Life’s cover of adventurers emerging from old books is beautifully appropriate. It was shot by Jonathan Minster, below, and conceived by art director Rob Timm, although due credit must be given to Thomas Allen.

Behind_scenes

If you don’t know him, Thomas Allen is a genius. He is a US photographer who transforms the lurid illustrations from vintage pulp novels into pop-up, 3D scenes. You can see more of his work on his website.

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