I had a pretty long stretch as Art Director for a few action sports magazines. Here are some covers picked out of the 170-odd such issues I designed.
That’s a lot of paper. Sorry, trees.
First off, some Snowboarder Magazine covers. The Travis Rice one won a popular publishing design website cover of the week award. Never hurts to get a little plaudit.
For the Shaun White cover, I added hatching shading made up of the text of his interview, small enough to work as hatching, but just large enough to read and recognise. As Shaun is for some snowboarders a persona non grata, it felt important to represent the readership’s ambivalence by not having a straight portrait cover of the flashy man. (See detail.)
A couple for Ride UK BMX Mag and Document Skateboard Magazine.
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