A magazine cover, too, must in a way be a kind of poster, even though it’s not as prominent in public places as its big brother. Berlin-based designer Sven Lindhorst-Emme solved the problem by interpreting a further quality of posters on the cover. In public spaces they are visible, but often pasted over or torn down. They are quite literally therefore a multi-layered medium. And so the novum cover opens up a view of what went before.
As befits the theme this month, the paper chosen for the cover was Card Highline E21 Silk in Premium White from Fedrigioni. This high-quality chrome-sulphate card is available in a range of embossed finishes, but our choice fell on an irregular structure that is reminiscent of the uneven surfaces onto which posters are attached, or the paste residues that are also a familiar feature. The typographically clear design, given added radiance by two spot colours, thus combines with the paper to create a harmonious whole.