CMYK magazine redesign, cover to cover, hits shelves in November 2009:
From following CMYK’s twitter, we learned of the unveiling for the magazine’s new front cover. The freshly redesigned cover is just a preview of the full design overhaul we’ll get to read all about in upcoming issue #45. Designer Ronald J. Scala II played a heavy role in the publication’s visual refresh. The redesign isn’t all about aesthetics and numerous editorial changes have been made, resulting in “more fluidity and cohesion.” CMYK is swapping out their old tagline of “inspiring visual communication,” with “create, showcase, inspire,” and we can anticipate more international content.
“CMYK has been working extra hard to put the finishing touches on its 45th issue. To date CMYK has published more than 4,000 pieces of creative from over 3,500 aspiring professionals across the globe, handpicked for publication by 180 of the most celebrated creative professionals in communication art. So what better way to celebrate this major milestone than with a cover-to-cover redesign”
As students, CMYK was one of our favorite, must-read magazines. While in college we always associated the publication with student portfolio work and career advice. After graduating it was a great mag to occasionally pick up when looking for illustrators to hire. We think the magazine’s new approach will be more appealing to creative professionals, without neglecting CMYK's strong student audience. The visual squares on the cover instantly engage the viewer, and give an enticing glimpse of the diversity to be found within the pages.
On a side note: We’re also really looking forward to reading “Remembering Shigeo Fukuda” and “Inside the Mind of Christoph Niemann.” (Maybe it’s time to reconsider a subscription)
The cover of issue #44 features a cut paper illustration by Jared Schorr, titled Paper Cuts. Jared Schorr is a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design. Is this the last student or recent grad given the honor to have their work showcased full-bleed on the cover of CMYK?