Wednesday Inspiration: Magazine Typography

Magazines can take that special place on your bookshelf, next to the dictionaries, the art albums and the classics. But to become a… collection, a magazine needs to publish those stories that win Pulitzers and turn readers into fans. Esquire magazine is such an example. National Geographic is another. However, when it comes to typography, which types make you browse through before seeing the cover and reading the contents?

Below you’ll find 12 magazines. For a couple of magazines we added several versions to show how color plays an essential role in keeping every cover fresh, topical and exciting. The story goes that famous fonts open doors and find their way to a comfy place in readers’ collections. Which one do you think will end up in yours?

Esquire

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Esquire

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Esquire

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GQ

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GQ

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GQ

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The Atlantic

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National Geographic

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Time Out

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Rolling Stone

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Rolling Stone

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Time

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Mojo

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Vanity Fair

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Empire

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Q

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The New Yorker

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