The Face Magazine’s Greatest Hits

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The Face magazine was recently inducted to the design museum and to celebrate this, The Guardian spoke to Nick Logan to find out his top five notable covers.  Here’s a snippet of what he says about this first issue:

“I had been advised that “the Face” was too abstract, and I should have the word monthly in the title, and I knew I could find something more current for a first cover than the Specials. But they embodied everything the magazine aspired to – they had a look, a passion, and great music – so there was never an alternative. In a ­sentimental way too, I owed 2 Tone a debt for the inspiration to pursue the idea. And, as it was my savings at risk, I could call it what I liked – after all, the Face was to be my escape from a career where too often I struggled to ­explain myself to publishers or committees. No focus groups here: I was purely, wholeheartedly, ­following instinct.”

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