Favorite magazine masthead (logo-type) Battle Royal

Jem's picture

(a bit of fun)

What is everyone's favorite magazine masthead?
They can be from current publications or from old.

How about...

Miss Tiffany's picture


In short sentences, in display settings, especially in short words, ligatures almost always call too much attention to themselves.

Jem's picture

> In short sentences, in display settings, especially in short words, ligatures almost always call too much attention to themselves.

Yes, though it this case a ligature might help the Economist masthead look less like 'just a typeface' and more like an ownable logotype. It really is quite bland.

Great cover great masthead (...logotype ; )

I always loved Rolf Mullers HQ too.

Miss Tiffany's picture

These are really great.

Can I add that I meant in standard roman upright typefaces to my comment about ligatures? :^>

dave bailey's picture

I'm dragging all of these into my Typography inspiration folder.

Jem's picture

edit.(actually, that Relax masthead is pretty poorly realized, it should be redrawn by Underware)

iced_coolata's picture

V Magazine.
I think it's an ingenious use of a logo. They always have stunning covers.

hb28's picture

tried toget a picture up but my codings rubbish lol so heres a link


hb28's picture

Don't forget iD magazine and that cheeky winking face.


Jem's picture

New York Times Magazine and a beautiful Black Letter T
Crash (v French no?)

fallenartist's picture


Very good examples here. I like "V" - is it actual magazine and where can be found?

What do you think about this heading?

This was a project of redesigned layout for hairdressers company mag (never released) done few years ago with a custom typeface I'm still workin' on.


russ's picture

I like the hair fashion mag - let us know when you finish the typeface!

Has anyone noticed that the lass on Juggs looked similar to Juliette Lewis?

Jem's picture

Aleksander, your masthead is so Studio 54, love it! thanks

(re.'V magazine', try Google, top of the list) ; )

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jonsel's picture

I never read the magazine, but the covers and masthead were quite nice. Alas, it's dead now.

Miss Tiffany's picture

The flag is very nice, but having the coverlines bleed to the edge is only a trick and not very logical.

Nick Shinn's picture

Richard Doyle did the design when he was 24, and it was used for 105 years.

mikefats's picture

- warm and personal, with a whole lot of character.

j_polo9's picture

What about Jugend? Was just reading up on it and thought it interesting. Although if the logo changed with each periodical I am not sure how I could label a non constant logo as a favorite... Except that it's change is one of the things I like about it.

j_polo9's picture

Or Maybe Ver Sacrum:

typographische mitteilungen Is very nice as well. But I can't find any images of it on the web.

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Berg's picture

I still love the sixties EYE magazine

Jem's picture

That Eye cover is hilarious!

norrie's picture

I dig the current GQ masthead. That Nova one's a doozey.

Graphic Design Sydney :: Chorus Design

cuidado's picture

NO magazine by Halvor Bodin. Fantastic.

HaleyFiege's picture

I love NO as well.

I also love Toro.

aaronpoisson's picture

@wormwood: The older Sunset masthead flows much better than the new. The new feels like a forced design that retains the older qualities into a new logo-type.

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