Uncovered: Revolutionary Magazine Covers by the Mavericks Who Made Them

Uncovered: Revolutionary Magazine Covers by the Mavericks Who Made Them

by Ian Birch

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Overview

They made you look. They made you think. They made you care.

Now, in Uncovered, the editors, photographers, designers and muses behind 100 of the most iconic magazine covers reveal the discussions and decisions that led them to publish and be damned.

The media both reflects and shapes society, and today more than ever we are aware of the potential for the cover of a magazine to create ripples across the world; particularly with the advent of social media. In this book, the former editorial director of Hearst magazines in the UK, Ian Birch, takes a chronological look at the most impactful covers, and speaks to the people behind them to get the inside take on how they came to fruition.

Featuring interviews with photographers, their subjects, art directors, editors and designers involved in creating these ground-breaking covers, including exclusive interviews with Tina Brown, Jann Wenner, Ian Hislop, and Caitlyn Jenner on her now iconic Vanity Fair cover, Uncovered is an exciting look at how creative minds come together to create revolutionary covers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844039043
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Ian Birch is former Editorial Director of Hearst UK and Emap.

He began his magazine career in the late 1970s as a reporter for Melody Maker, before moving to Smash Hits, where he was assistant editor for three years from 1984. His first launch and editorship came in the late 1980s with Sky magazine. At Hearst UK he was publisher of Company, Esquire and Harper's Bazaar.

Prior to working at Hearst, Birch was chief content officer at TV Guide in New York for four years; and before this he was editorial director at Emap for more than 10 years, where he helped to launch Red, Closer, Grazia and re-launch Heat.

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