Francesco Franchi’s fav 1
Here Francesco's first favorite cover (out of 3) he designed himself:
April 2011: "惨禍のあとの生活 (La vita dopo l’apocalisse)"
IL uses current events as the key to understand changes in lifestyle. IL magazine tries to be ironic, provocative, unconventional and reflective as well. This cover about Japan earthquake and rebirth is a good example of what we would like to reach.
About Francesco Franchi
Francesco has been a design director at IL from 2008 till now. Before that he designed at the well known Leftloft designagency. He and his teams won numerous publication design honors and awards, read all about it on Francesco's Linkedin page
Finally, a sweet tip:
"I always check thisisdisplay.org, a curated collection of important graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera. Nice website layout."