Books & Magazines December, 5 2011

The Face Magazine’s Greatest Hits

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.”