Magazine covers of the year: August

by Steve Watson in December 2014
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One of the things I love about independent publishing is its accessibility – these days virtually anyone with access to InDesign can make their own magazine… and if they’re really good they could win Cover of the Month for July. Congratulations then to Bethany Barker, whose student project Honest Blog (it’s a magazine, not a blog) won yesterday’s cover vote, beating off stiff competition from Cercle and Tusk Journal.

And congratulations to Sarah Waldron, who clearly remembers her student years well. Good work Sarah – a year of fine independent magazines will be coming your way in 2015.

And so we move on to the August vote, with another three quality covers to choose from. Have a look at them below, agonise over which one to choose, then tweet the name of your favourite with the hashtag #cover2014. Voting closes at 6pm today, and I’ll announce the winning cover and the winning tweeter back here on the Stack blog tomorrow morning. [UPDATE – in recognition of the fact that Makeshift is based in the US and most of its fans will only have been awake for a couple of hours by 6pm GMT, I’m extending the deadline for today until midnight GMT]

A field guide to hidden creativity – issue nine of Makeshift explores the theme of navigation

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A hardback collection of erotica from @folchstudio, Odiseo is billed as "A publication you can read on a plane". Having tried it on the tube yesterday, I'm not so sure.

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Loving the new-look @ohcomelymag. Is this the beginning of the end for the white cover?

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It’s crunch time. Tweet your vote to @stackmagazines with the hashtag #cover2014.

And if you like this selection, take a look at the full range of fantastic magazines sent out by Stack. It’s nearly Christmas you know…

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