Top 100 Covers of the year 2016

TOP 100 INDIAN MAGAZINE COVERS from the year 2016

“A book cannot be judged by its cover while a magazine is always judged by its cover… hence, covers are critical for magazines.”
Releasing soon- TOP 100 COVERS we liked from the past year that were released in India.

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Judging parameters for the ‘TOP 100 INDIAN MAGAZINE COVERS’ are considered by the panel of honorary judges –
Visual, Cover Headline, Typography, Copy, Appearance, Production Treatment (Matte, Spot UV, Foiling etc), Fixed Elements (Masthead, Time line, Price, Bar code, QR code etc), Special Elements (Peel out stickers, Badges, Offers, Announcements etc).
First round of shortlisting the cover is completed…300 out of 5000+ covers are on the table.
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Top Ten Indian magazine covers from the month of August 2017


Newsstand Observations
Anniversary vs regular issues of BPBETTER PHOTOGRAPHY - Jun 2017
They should realise that in order to make ‘zara hatke’ (or call it ‘extra ordinary’ cover) for the ‘special’ (anniversary) issue, they actually produce the worse cover! Look at the regular covers (All on the Right); they are focused, logical, thoughtful, disciplined, branded and are still creative unlike the ‘special’ cover (on the Left). In the name of ‘special’ you cannot do just whatever you want to do… at least the regular covers have strong connection between the theme of the issue, the main visual and the main cover story. Latest cover of BP anniversary issue is not even aesthetically pleasing.
Badly designed Maxim Hot 100 CoverMAXIM - Jun/Jul 2017
One more badly designed cover! MAXIM’s 'HOT 100’ special issue…A good photograph… but poor visualisation…unattractive copy for the cover stories… weight imbalance… very indisciplined & basic mistakes of making a great cover of a special issue… looks very shallow issue by looking at this cover (Left). Some of the past covers (all on the Right) were great in comparison to this current issue… even that ‘only text’ cover was also better at least that one had minimum elements on the covers and therefore there was lesser scope left for the creative team for creating mistakes.
Indian Naked cover vs Foreign MagazinesELLE - May 2017
Still lot to learn before Indian magazines go for such covers (left) in the line of foreign magazines (all on the right). This could be a great cover of ELLE (India) but they just spoiled the opportunity.
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