Billy Sorrentino (USA)
Big news cause Creative Director Billy Sorrentino is leaving beautifull designed Wired magazine for Apple. Congrats Billy, too bad (understatement) to see you leaving the publishing world. Your taste and designs are limitless, something to be jealous about (again understatement)
COVERJUNKIE ASKED BILLY ABOUT HIS FAVORITE COVER HE JUST WISHED HE DESIGNED HIMSELF:
"There are so many covers I wished I designed. Music is near and dear to me, always gravitating towards record covers, zines, and fliers. So naturally, Fred Woodward’s brilliant designs at Rolling Stone, Rem Duplessis’ covers at SPIN, and David Carson’s Raygun work all resonate deeply.
I remember picking up Raygun #3 as a teenager and reading it repeatedly cover to cover. The design felt like the music I loved. It was punk. It was wrong. It had tension. It broke the rules in ways that made you want to break your own. And years later, that’s what I found with Scott Dadich’s tenure as WIRED’s creative director (2006-2010). He created a visual style that was both swiss and punk rock. It was simultaneously right and wrong. It was inspiring issue after issue. Ultimately, he created one of my favorite covers of all time. Not only do I admire the guts it took to run the most boring thing imaginable on a cover (a math equation), I also love the tension of the font pairings, the scale shift throughout, and how impeccable the tightness of it is. It truly is both swiss and punk. Helluva cover!"